Indonesia is a place I don’t usually buy from. But, I felt like I was so abnormally biased because of the horrible offerings by the folks at Charbuxs, and I do me CHAR! Starbucks’ Indonesian offerings are almost always extremely bitter, acidic and have an almost burnt taste, thus killing the flavor.
But, I was pleasantly surprised this morning by Intelligentsia’s offering of the Abongabong, Sumatra. I expected harshness, it was strong compared to Ethiopian or Kenyan origins, however it was still smooth. It is a very complex coffee. There is a lot to be discovered in the cup! Geoff Watts, the Director of Coffee and Green Coffee Buyer at Intelligentsia, has some great cupping notes on this coffee and they are fairly “spot on.”