Indonesia Aged Sumatra
Throw out everything you know about coffee. Reset your taste buds back to ground zero. Brace yourself for this coffee. It's going to shock you.
The flavor incredibly complex. You will either love it or hate it (we love it - and it is one of our most popular coffees). If you don't like Sumatras, stay away. If you do - this is a Sumatra times 5. Like anything this complex, it appeals to those extremes of the taste buds and is unlike anything you've ever tasted - like a lambic or super hoppy beer - or a Piedmonte wine, this coffee is certainly something you should give a try. See the tasting notes below for more information.
Aged Sumatra coffee is a conventional Sumatra that has gone through the traditional aging process in which it sits in a climate controlled warehouse for a minimum of 3-5 years. The practice of aging originates from the 19th century, in which coffee from the Far East would ship to Europe in the hulls of sailing vessels. The coffees were exposed to moist, humid, and salty air in these voyages, and would age quickly. The modern aging process was developed to replicate the characteristics that these early coffees obtained naturally. During the aging process, the acidity of the bean disappears almost entirely and, at the same time, body and mouth feel are greatly increased. The beans look the part, too. They take on a distinct brown and weathered look - and if you ever get beans that don't, you got cheated. After opening a new bag of this stuff, expect to be hit with a huge burst aroma...cocoa, sugar, leather and lots of other stuff.
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This is one of the most distinct coffees you will ever try, in my opinion. I love it. In aroma, I get fresh leather, pipe tobacco, earth, chocolate and spice. In flavor, I get lots of the same stuff, but a bit of ripe-fruit in the background too along with hints of raspberries. The medium acidity is very nice and crisp, especially for a Sumatra. HUGE body and very clean aftertaste.
This is a winner as far as aged Sumatras go.
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