[Homeroast] Sweet Maria's New Coffee Alert: Sumatra Lintong Sijamapola

Phil Bergman Phil at junglemusic.net
Tue Aug 5 20:38:34 CDT 2014

I personally don't like the "funky" taste that one sees occasionally with
coffee.  I've noticed it mostly with Ethiopian coffees but more also with
the Indonesian.  It think it's a flaw, probably an expression of rot.
I love clean coffee where you smell and taste the character of the coffee
varietal and origin, not additional "additives".  
"Barnyard funk" is not a good thing to my palette.
BTW, I first experienced that funky taste developing when I ordered about 20
pounds of Costarican coffee one time.  As time went on, it got stronger and
stronger until it was not drinkable.  Once you recognize that taste and
smell, you never forget it.
San Diego

-----Original Message-----
From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
Behalf Of Martin Maney
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Sweet Maria's New Coffee Alert: Sumatra Lintong

On Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 01:02:39PM -0700, John Nanci wrote:
> Nice...but Damn!  I was just thinking a nice funky aged Sumatra would 
> be great right about now, and here 'clean' is instead.  Ah well. :)

Yeah, me +1.  It's not that I haven't enjoyed these cleaner, gentler
Sumatrans (or Indonesians in general), but I learned what a nicely earthy
wet-hulled cup had to offer back when SM's offerings *were* nice and earthy.
And one of these days I'm going to thaw and roast that old lot of Java
Kajumas and see how much I *really* miss the traditional style.  :-)

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cutting edge its power.  -- Dennett

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