JBC Coffee Roasters
Sumatra Pantan Musara

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Madison, Wisconsin


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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: Indonesia
Bean Source Region: Sumatra
Varietal: Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Catimor, Abyssinia
Process: Washed



4 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Victoria S-C

    426 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    I thought this was great as pourover, so easy to drink!
    7 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1134 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I liked this Sumatran from JBC. It made a good pourover and a very nice espresso. It drinks a bit darker than the roast level, as many Sumatrans do. I think it retains some of the earthiness/spice Sumatrans have, but at a lower level. There's a lot of body and natural sweetness. I agree with the fellow taster the earthiness is kind of hidden but comes out in the aftertaste, which I didn't mind.

    As espresso, it drinks like a medium roast with caramel, blackberry, and a touch of earthiness and spice. It generated a very nice, medium crema and an full-bodied mouthfeel.

    As pourover, it is very plummy with a little bit of spice. Very smooth and balanced acidity. A versatile and tasty coffee.

    I actually bumped this to a 5 after the pourover since it's rare I get results this good with both formats.
  • Scott Greenaway

    143 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    5.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    A distinctively unique full-flavored roast! A strong acidity, blooming with each sip, piqued my curiosity to fully explore the textured flavor. This roast leans fruity, with a light tartness.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip

    6 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    5.00 - Average

    I only had this roast as an espresso, and in that format, it was a winner. I loved the balance, with a nice rolling flavor that went tart in the middle of the sip and lingered on a mellow astringency.

    Cupping Method:Moka pot espresso

    6 months ago · See more from Emily

More Details

Roast Level: Light Medium
A Light Medium Roast coffee, sometimes referred to as a "City Roast" or "American Roast," lies between a light and medium roast. This roast level strikes a balance by preserving the coffee bean's unique characteristics while allowing for a moderate development of body and flavor. The beans have a medium brown color, exhibiting a slight sheen of oils, providing a more balanced and nuanced flavor profile. A Light Medium Roast typically highlights the coffee's inherent fruity, floral, or citrus notes, while also providing some of the deeper, richer flavors associated with medium roasts.
Bean Source Country: Indonesia
Known for their earthy, full-bodied, and low-acid characteristics, Indonesian coffees from Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Java are unique due to their wet-hulling processing method. Beans like Mandheling, Lintong, and Toraja showcase the distinct flavors and bold profiles that attract coffee lovers worldwide.
Bean Source Region: Sumatra
Sumatran coffee, hailing from the Sunda Islands of Indonesia, is renowned for its distinct flavor profile and full-bodied richness. These beans are typically processed using a method known as wet-hulling, which imparts a unique earthy, spicy character to the coffee, often with notes of dark chocolate, cedar, and sometimes a hint of ripe fruit. The coffee is marked by its low acidity, which complements the robust flavors and contributes to a smooth, lingering finish. Sumatran coffee, with its bold, complex flavors and pronounced mouthfeel, offers a unique coffee-drinking experience that sets it apart on the global stage.

Best Rated Roasts of JBC Coffee Roasters

JBC Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from Madison, WI United States. We have 15 cataloged roasts with 21 total reviews with a score of 4.44.

International Rank: #17 out of 831
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
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