Review #110: Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Name of Roaster: Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Location of Roaster (City, State, Country): Portland, Oregon
Name of Roast: Iggy Pop Type of Roast (Light, Medium, Dark): Medium Origin of Beans: Penantan, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Price: $18 (12 oz.) Brewing Method (Drip, Chemex, AeroPress, etc.): Chemex Time Between Purchase and Brewing (Ballpark is fine): Two Days Aroma: Opening the bag, we were greeted by chocolate chip cookie, gingerbread, dry chocolate brownie, and Oreo cookie. The grind revealed brighter cocoa nibs, cinnamon, the aforementioned Oreo, a touch of strawberry, and cherry jam. Molasses, refined white sugar, and touch of dark brown sugar appeared on the pour.
Flavor Profile: The sip arrived with medium body and weight, hitting mid-palate, floating above the tongue and below the roof. Heavier flavors are initially noted on the palate, including high percentage dark chocolate, currant, nutmeg, oak bark, a touch of thyme, prune, honey, and fig. Lemon shows on the sides and creamsicle on the tip of the tongue. Lemon finds its way into the balance as the coffee cools. Balanced and slightly syrupy, the coffee sip concludes with a clean finish with aromatics of char, dark chocolate, and honey.
Overall Impression (What did you think of it? Anything else we should know?): This was a well-balanced Sumatran coffee that paired well with sweet granola and charcuterie, making it a great morning cup and a great gift to those who are fans of Iggy Pop or The Stooges. We appreciate this original, thoughtful collaboration, and we look forward to future collaborations with MC5, The Sonics, The Ramones, and other demigods from the birth of punk.