This is the Sumatra Batak Nauli brought to you by Topeca Coffee Roasters. This semi-washed coffee was sourced from the growing region of Lingtong in Sumatra and was produced by the 50 + Women Farmers at 1,400 - 1,600 meters. We think this coffee is best brewed as a French Press or drip to enhance the rich earthy notes, complemented by baking spices and its complex character.
Though perfect in acidity, the complexity was a bit much for us. That's not to say we wouldn't drink it again, but in preference, the earthy notes are more than we like to handle.
This was definitely a versatile and consistently solid cup of coffee. Kept its flavor really well off the French Press and on stovetop.
Could not get a pleasant cup by any extraction method. Very sour, woody flavor.
An ok choice, but not particularly complex. Is earthy with a strong feel. Otherwise not especially special.
I liked this coffee
Very good! This is my favorite so far, and it stands up well against my breakfast.
I think complex is a great way to describe this, as I'm having a difficult time assessing the individual notes. I can pick up on the earthy quality, what seems to be bakers chocolate, as well as hints of green apple(Malic acid?). All of this combines to make an incredibly smooth cup.
This was a hit for me. Great flavors, easy up front but complex and earth at the back of the cup. Moderate body. A great cup
Earthy to a point of tasting dirty. Not my choice
Good balance; medium body; spice notes; low acidity.
I liked but didn't love this coffee. For lack of a better term it tasted earthy. And looking above at the description, that seems to fit! No other flavors really stood out, and it didn't materially change for me when I ate it with an orange, or with almonds. The prior coffee got better eating either of those things. This was serviceable but not my favorite.
I really enjoyed this coffee. It was pretty much middle of the road in my tastes. I can handle them slightly lighter or slightly darker, but this seemed to hit right on the nose for balance. I wish there might have been a bit more complexity...but was happy that it was predictable and consistent in the brew.
Megan and Michael
very bitter, the beans seemed dry
Didn't feel like this coffee offered much flavor. It was certainly earthy, almost a soil quality, but didn't seem to have much else.
Dave did not like this coffee. I thought it had a bitter after taste. First coffee was better.
This coffee was really different from what I was used to, and it was delicious. I'm not used to describing what I like/dislike, but I kept telling my wife that it almost seemed tangy or sweet. I really enjoyed it. I made it in the French Press and pulled a few shots of espresso. Both were wonderful.
Jen and Piotr
This was a nice light coffee for those who like a light roast. As I prefer a darker roast this coffee was too subtle for my palate.
Bobby and Jennifer
Not my favorite...has a little too much acidity for my taste.
We did not really enjoy this coffee. It had a slight metallic after taste.
I like it but I guess I could go for more of a darker roast. I think I do prefer an oilier bean I'm noticing. Perhaps I just need to use more coffee or a different grind. This service is wonderful but I'm a little overwhelmed by the variables!
Awesome first selection! Ive made each cup in my aeropress as recommended and have quite enjoyed the flavor and consistency of this roast. It is quite light yet has a nice sweet/spice flavor too it. I enjoyed this coffee as it paired well with my breakfast/morning pastries. I found it easy to down 2/3 cups in a row for the ripe flavors I tasted had me hooked! I definitely plan on buying this coffee again.
Mild - not bitter- we really enjoyed it
Very good with a distinct flavor
Brewed it utilizing drip. Very light, and smooth earthy taste. Good for a relaxing moment.
In my opinion the roaster went too easy on this Sumatran coffee. It was a little thin and bright for a Sumatra single-origin. I love Sumatran coffee and wanted to like this, but the roast was in the way for me. I actually don't think this roast is dark enough for a French Press; I'd recommend a pourover for this bean.
Earthy and bland flavor profile. Limited aroma.
Really love this one. French press or even drip, it's delicious
Flavor like this is why I drink coffee.
I didn't like this coffee. It was very acidic, and at the finish it tasted burned. The two qualities did not compliment or balance each other well, both were overwhelming. I don't own a French Press, I use a Chemex, so I couldn't brew it as recommended.
Weak tasting very floral. Good but not my favorite
It has so much flavor! Typically, I'm not a fan of Sumatra, but this one tastes nothing like it. It doesn't taste burnt or mixed with other weird flavors. It's good. Bold. Full of flavor.
This coffee is easily one of the most complex ones that I've brewed! There is an earthy aroma right off the bat that translates to the first taste on the palette. I get a spiciness next, perhaps black pepper or almost radish-like, followed by a more delicate, creamy note. I've been enjoying it most on the Aeropress! I'd love to try a coffee with some more acidity/fruity notes next to compare!
we definitely liked the Method Blend better. Sumatra was very good, but lacked the balance of the Method that we prefer. Beans were darker. Tasted stronger, but we are still figuring out our new coffee maker as well. Thank you !
I am really liking the flavors. This coffee tastes different from the previous two. Less citrous.
Didn't like this coffee. Very light, bright, and acidic. Looking for darker, more full-bodied coffee.
A lighter roast, surprisingly holds up well even with a good amount of milk as an esspresso drink. Very earthy, almost nutty notes. Some good acidity in there to give it a strong body. A very good cup of coffee. If i'm rating my three delivers, this is a strong second.