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Sumatra Cum Laude

Sumatra Mandheling Tapanuli #855
12 oz whole bean medium coffee
By Fundamental Coffee Company

★★★★★

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Hear hear: our newest, spicy Indonesian is so good, we’ve awarded it our “Sumatra Cum Laude”! Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1, from Fundamental Coffee Company, is a rich, medium-dark roast with a syrupy body and all the classic, beloved Indonesian flavors: notes of thai basil add a hint of fresh, herbal sweetness, balanced with savory notes of grilled bell pepper and garam masala spice. The low-acid, earthy profile makes this cup a natural for the season, when you want a morning cup to not just sip, but to sink into.

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Ratings & Reviews


★★★★★ 6 reviews

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Rachel
★★★★★
Didn't expect to like this one and my expectations were pretty much met. I just didn't like the flavor combos for a cup of coffee. Maybe in tea I would have enjoyed such a weird combo, but not my coffee. I tasted the bell pepper and the basil for sure, had a deep dark flavor for being a medium roast. It was not my cup of tea, or coffee for that matter.
Colin
★★★★★
I received a sample of this with a sample/starter pack and didn’t really care for it. For a medium roast it was darker than I would have liked/preferred (the beans were a little oily) and to me more of a medium-dark roast. For reference, I prefer a medium or light-medium roast.
Rachel
★★★★★
Wasn't a real fan of this one. I actually held off trying this one right away as the listed flavors didn't appeal to me for a morning cup of coffee. It wasn't horrid, but wasn't for me. You could smell the bell pepper when grinding, brewing and drinking. Wasn't a fan of the spices. Maybe for other people, just not me. Was a mild non acidic coffee.
Sarah
★★★★★
Fresh yet deep flavor, unique but not my favorite in the bunch but that's just my preference for more "basic" flavors.
Miranda
★★★★★
Very nice! Exactly the unique Sumatran fresh/spiced/woody flavor I wanted in time for fall
John
★★★★★
I didn't really know what to expect with the flavor profile listed on the bag when I brewed this cup. This blend was a pleasant surprise! I could definitely taste the notes of bell pepper. They weren't overpowering, and lent the cup a bit of sweetness. I could also taste "freshness", which I'm assuming was from the notes of Thai basil.
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