The Nespresso Aged Sumatra is a Limited Edition coffee. It is Indonesian coffee produced using a special “giling basah” method, which is also called “wet hulling” but the technique is particular to Sumatra. After using the “wet hulling”, the coffee is then put into sacks for aging. There is a process to rotate the sacks and similar techniques to prevent the coffee from going bad.
This particular review release is from September 2020 (released in the US), and the coffee is from 2016 (vintage 2016); so more than 3 years of aging. The coffee comes from Gayo Mountain and uses Nespresso’s typical split-roasting technique, which is two different types of roasts combined together. A short roast for woodiness and sweetness, and a longer roast for the smoothness of the body of the coffee.
The Nespresso Aged Sumatra has a mild woody, earthy aroma to it. Although Nespresso claims there is a spicy aroma to it, there is a light spicy scent to it. There is almost some type of fruit or herb aroma to it. It is a very appealing aroma. The Nespresso Aged Sumatra can be brewed as either an Espresso size cup or a Lungo size cup; although the Lungo size brew has a somewhat watered down taste to it.
The Nespresso Aged Sumatra has an extremely smooth feel on the tongue when you sip it. It’s a velvety feel and the coffee feels thick. The Aged Sumatra has an intense taste to it, with earthy like tones to it. The first sip has a definite sweetness to it. An extremely wonderful taste, with bitter after notes. It awesome! If you’re not used to drinking coffee black, you may not like it.
You should definitely try the Nespresso Aged Sumatra since it’s a Limited Edition, and it may only come around once in a while. If you like the Nespresso Master Origin Indonesia coffee, then you will love this one.