Here's the Fairway Supreme Blend so you can compare.
I only had a very small sample, three days worth of drinking, of the Indonesia Sumatra, that's why there is a small amount of beans. I almost ground up the last scoop of beans before I realized I had not taken a picture! Three days is a good amount of time to get an overall feel for a coffee. It leaves a little bit of time to experiment with the water-to-bean ratio.
As mentioned it's a dark roast. I'm generally not too much of a fan of dark roasts, so while I would consider this a good coffee it's not something that I would go to for an everyday cup. It very well might appeal to people who like a strong cup of coffee, but not me. What did make it drinkable was a firm coffee aroma, flavor, and after taste, but without a harsh bitterness that can sometimes be present in dark roasts. I normally brew just under the 6 cup mark on my Cuisinart DCC-2000, but the FMIS would probably get me the same jolt in about 4 cups.
Would I have it again? Probably not. It was a good quality coffee, but not my cup of
Bottom Line Rating: 3.5 out of 5 ***
*** 1/2 point deducted because I'm not a fan of dark roasts. It's probably a solid 4 out of 5 for other people.