Monday, July 28, 2014

Java Delight Sumatra Coffee

Java Delight Sumatra
Just to fill the gaps, I picked the Java Delight Sumatra up from a local supermarket the other day. It's a SuperValu Inc. product and there's no information on their website. The only information I have is what was on the coffee display. It's listed as: Medium roast, fruity and exotic.

From the bag, the whole beans have a robust aroma of coffee, cocoa and nuts. As the beans are poured to the grinder you can only see hints of oily caramelization. After grinding, the aroma shifts completely with notes of cocoa, toast and a hint of ripe fruit. The pour-over produced a huge dark bloom with a full bodied aroma of warm bread, tree fruit and cocoa.

Once cupped the first semi-sweet flavors were a deep, rich, earthy mix of cocoa, coffee and toast. It was brisk, but heavy with a syrupy mouthfeel and a lingering earthy aftertaste. As the coffee cooled, the flavors became more subtle with a hint of charcoal and the sweetness increased a bit.

Overall, this Java Delight Sumatra produced a pretty good cup of coffee. Good enough, I will remember this as a stand-by every day roast.

Rated. 4.2 of 5