Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Stumptown Indonesia Kopi Muchtar. The search is over. This Indonesian coffee blows my mind. Pure pipe tobacco, spice and savory herbaceous notes. But it has really nice acidity, too. This @stumptowncoffee is both the best Indonesian and the best Stumptown coffee I’ve ever had. The bad news is that it isn’t cheap and that it looks like it is already sold out. But for now, while it is similar to the Bies Penantan, it is slightly better and was worth the extra $2 per bag. Jember and Adsenia varieties.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.