Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters Sumatra Mandheling in Review by Kaplowitz Media.

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Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters

ORIGIN: Sumatra, Grigaya Farm, Mandheling

BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Medium-Full


Black walnut | Hickory | Semi-sweet chocolate

Sweetens as it cools, much like me. Nuttiness softens (unlike mine), connects to underneath earthiness. Hickory woodiness is a scorched one w/ a tick of peppercorn, smoothly. Smoky. Semi-sweet chocolate goes harder on its vanilla lilt via progression. The earthiness: dark & rich nigh creamy, somewheres shy of dense, but full. Light 'nuff to show a bit of robust elegance.

Minimalism is elegance. Excellent complexities in chocolate & nutty/earth notes. Moderately nuanced although only in that earthiness. A tick of molasses sets in there. Fennel seed. Dark grains, toasted. Smokiness somewhat wanes but remains. This coffee is a lot like coffee, done quite well. Finish is a lighter-brighter thing than expected -- a bit of black tea added to bittersweet primaries on decent legs.

Aroma adds a bit of leathery oils to the sweet earth schnoz. A tick of melon. The melon-y bent is there in the under-hue. Satin finish. Otherwise coffee-colored. A cuppa for all seasons. Dependable & w/out a bland bracing in its excellent structure. I'd drink a FREEDOM press of it every ding-dang day.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

::: very :::