I am really starting to enjoy Sumatran coffees more and more. It seems there are a few little gems out there with more of a fruity side to them. Those are the Sumatran coffees I’m seeking out. I was happy to find that Kuma Coffee had one like this. I couldn’t wait to see how this tasted and compared to some of the other fruiter Sumatrans I’ve had in the past.
The aroma is Sumatran like. It starts of with a big, intense earthy play that reminds me of wet dirt. For a good few minutes the earthy play was very intense, but it started to mellow down, getting the the point where there was only hints of earthiness left. The cup opened up with fruit, lots of it… A sweetness emerged from the cup reminding me of bananas, then cantaloupe, raisins, and strawberries to top it off.
Each sip starts off with a tangy acidity tasting like fresh squeezed lemon. The lemon play caused my face to scrunch up a touch, but in a good way. You can taste an earthy play underneath, but it remains mellow and very pleasing. There is enough earthiness in each sip to let you know you’re drinking a Sumatran coffee, but not too much that it becomes unenjoyable or overpowering.
The cup shines the best when the coffee is almost completely cold. Brewing over ice, the coffee tastes earthy with a fresh lemon wedge on the side.
Pine Needles, Autumn Leaves, Juniper Berry, Winter Melon, Grapefruit ~ Kuma Coffee
Although the coffee had to be almost ice cold to really taste the fruit notes, at least for me, I still enjoyed this coffee. I actually really enjoyed it over ice the best. Its become my go to iced coffee this week on these hot humid days.
Info About This Coffee
Beans: Sumatra Tano Batak
Region: Lintong Nihuta
Farm: Small Holder Farmers
Altitude: 1300-1500 Meters
Varietal: Ateng, Typica
Processing: Wet Hulled