Sumatra Blue Toba Sibisa Motung
This is an intense coffee with limited availability.
It has some of the rustic cup qualities you may expect from a Sumatra, but we generally found it to show a cleaner cup character than your average wet hulled coffee. The fragrance and aroma have buttery caramel and brown sugar smells, as well as a light touch of foresty cedar notes. The sweetness that comes through is like sorghum syrup, which if you haven't tried, has flavor elements of molasses, dark honey, and accents of rustic earth tones. Sugar browning flavors also come through and are backed by a flavor of bittering baking chocolate. We roast this coffee a bit darker, which develop the chocolate undertones, adding to the darkly-hued character. The finish has some of the spiced elements found in chicory root, along with hints of licorice and burdock root (the root used in root beer - earthy sweet to say the least).