Whittard Sumatra Coffee
This is the first coffee of the new year and we've got a real backlog to get through now. This comes as part of a Whittard selection box of nine different coffees. So to pick the first one out it has to be from the top shelf - strength 5. There's only 3 cups in one of the small packs so it's a one-hit review. This is a right little corker for the first day of January - heavyweight and pungent. It does suffer from a slight metallic aftertaste which knocks it down a point - but otherwise a fine healthy punch in the face for the start of the year. 7/10
"From the Indonesian island of Sumatra, this full-bodied coffee has an exotic nearly floral taste. The beans are grown on small plots on the shores of Lake Aceh before being picked and semi-dried in the sun. Our Sumatra is dark roasted for a heavy smooth fragrant taste. It is subtle and sweet, reminiscent of figs and apricots and has a complex earthy aroma. An exceptional coffee; serve black to appreciate the nuances of the beans."