Home Barista Workshop
Wahana Estate Sumatra Longberry 2013 Microlot
|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Sidikalang growing district, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||NT $800/200 grams|
|Review Date:||October 2013|
Blind Assessment: Subtly unusual profile. Very sweet, with unusually pure chocolate notes complicated by strawberry-like fruit and a hint of night-blooming flowers. Round, resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The pervasive chocolate sensation lasts far into a quietly balanced finish.
Notes: Wahana Estate is a relatively new coffee farm in the classic Lintong growing district near Lake Toba. Produced entirely from a variety of Arabica with beans that closely resemble beans of the classic “longberry” variety of the Harrar region of Ethiopia. Processed by the orthodox wet or “washed” method rather than the “wet hulled” method more typical of Sumatra coffees. The Home Barista Workshop is a specialty roaster based in Taipei, Taiwan. The owner, Ricky Chang, provides high-quality, freshly roasted coffee for Taiwan and Hong Kong customers. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Aficionados of unusual profiles and anyone who enjoys crisply sweet coffees with a distinct chocolate character.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2013 tasting report: Single-Lot, Single-Variety Excitement