Great Plains Coffee Roasting Co. Sumatra Blue Batak Peaberry
My feet are tapping and my leg is twitching, and I’ve probably had enough caffeine to keep me alert for the next week. But there’s something about a French press full of Sumatra Blue Batak Peaberry that urges me to drink more. While typical Sumatras show bold notes of earth and chocolate, this Peaberry is different. With whiffs of tropical fruit and dark rum, this higher-elevation Sumatra is roasted in small batches and offers a bright acidity and brown-sugar flavor. Meanwhile, its complexity and smoothness will have you hooked. And for a perfect warm-weather twist, try it as a cold-brewed coffee on ice (check your May/June 08 issue for easy iced coffee tips). $15.95/pound at greatplainscoffee.com —Tracy Howard
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