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Sumatra Parbatua from Cultiva Coffee Roasters

Sumatra Parbatua from Cultiva Coffee Roasters

Roast Rating: 4 stars

Summary

A bright and flavorful Sumatran coffee from Cultiva Coffee Roasters in Lincoln, NE. We found it Citrus - Earthy - Full Bodied

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Parbatua

Origin: Sumatra   Process: Wet-hulled

Roaster: Cultiva Coffee Roasters

Cupping Evaluation

Cupping Details

Aromatically complex, with brown sugar, herbs, caramel, and sweet oak. This Sumatran coffee showcases classic origin character such as a full and round body coating the palate, while coming through with a distinct acidity of orange, nectarine, and melon. Dark malt and caramel sweetness shows medium in intensity in the flavor balance and gets countered by black tea, sweet bell peppers, leather, and dark chocolate in the complexity department. The flavors fade quickly in the finish and a glowing tingle lasts long after each taste.
  • Aroma: 1.5 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 3.5 / 5
  • Acidity: 4.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4.5 / [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 7.5 / 10
  • Total: 41 / 50

Brewing Evaluation

Brewing Details

This coffee had sweet and herbaceous aromas in the cup which we quite enticing to take a sip. The coffee feels full and round, coating the palate in a slightly sticky manner. A citrus-like brightness is apparent right away which overpowers the sweet tones a bit. The coffee is not wildly unbalanced, though the acidity and bitter notes seem more pronounced. Heavy, earthy flavors come through at many points, especially in the aftertaste where it lingers long and becomes more nutty. We describe this coffee as: Citrus - Earthy - Full Bodied
  • Aroma: 2 / 2
  • Body: 2.5 / 3
  • Aftertaste: 3.5 / 5
  • Acidity: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Sweetness: 3.5 / 5 [x 2]
  • Bitterness: 4 / 5 [x 2]
  • Drinkability: 7 / 10
  • Total: 38 / 50

Overall Points: 79

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Roaster Profile

Cultiva Coffee

We are a locally and independently owned coffee roaster, retailer, wholesaler, and creperie located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Our goal and passion is to curate thoughtful and delicious coffee and food offerings.

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Categories: Coffee Ratings. Origins: Sumatra. Flavors: Black Tea, Caramel, Dark Malt, Leather, Melon, Orange, and Sweet Bell Pepper. Brew Descriptors: Citrus, Earthy, and Full Body. Roasters: Cultiva Coffee.

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