04 Jul '13, 3am

great read on coffees from indonesia. this is why we don't carry them currently - too many problem areas along the...

The fact is, dark roast levels obscure a multitude of defects in the cup. When Sweet Maria's started back in '97, right in the middle of this "specialty coffee as carbon-water" era, the samples of Sumatra coffees I looked at were hideous. And for perhaps a decade after that, many Indonesian coffees were exported with impunity, as "Grade 1 Mandheling" seemed to mean nothing, and 100+ physical defects per 350 gram sample of green beans was common. Indonesian exporters, perhaps as the most dubious in the coffee world, were not only given a "free pass" on the cupping table, but in terms of cleanliness of coffee preparation as well.

Full article: http://www.sweetmarias.com/library/content/why-should-you...

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