Green Dragon Coffee
Sumatra Ulos Batak
|Roaster Location:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||August 2015|
Intense, richly pungent. Blood orange, molasses, fresh-cut fir, hints of pipe tobacco and narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply tart acidity; syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the tart blood orange note in a crisp finish.
Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex earth and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet hulling.” This is a particularly refined example of the type. Ulos Batak is the name applied by the cooperative exporter Klasik Beans to a premium grade of its small-producer wet-hulled coffee from the Lintong region south of Lake Toba. Lintong is one of the longest-established growing regions in Sumatra and probably the most admired. Green Dragon Coffee is a small-batch roaster that guarantees each order will be roasted within 24 hours of placement. The company’s name comes from the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston, where the Boston Tea Party was planned. For more information, call 888-544-2392 or visit www.greendragonroasters.com.
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy the syrupy mouthfeel and pungent, unorthodox aroma and flavor of a fine Sumatra.
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