Sumatra Single Origin Coffee
$18.00 – $67.00
The super-smooth, low acidity of this coffee makes it just amazing to drink both as black and white coffees. Learn more…
Sumatra is known for producing some of the world’s finest coffee beans. It is a part of Indonesia and is considered the 6th largest Island in the world, giving a home to more than 50 million people. The coffee grown in Sumatra is recognized for its heavy body, a certain kind of earthy flavour and low acidity. The Sumatran Climate and location is perfect to successfully grow high-quality Arabica Coffee Beans. In fact, Starbucks bought a lot of robusta and arabica from this Island.
Coffee Production in Sumatra was first introduced in 1699 by the Dutch Colonists and the operation is thought to have begun around the year 1884 in part of the Island near Lake Toba. You might have heard the name Java. It was named after the Island Java in Jakarta, where they exported the product and became the best coffee in the world. Much of the Sumatran coffee beans were sold under the name, “Mandheling” which refers to the Mandheling people or farmers who traditionally grew it.
The Indonesians have been using a processing method known as Giling Basah or ‘wet grinding’ wherein they remove the hulls of Coffee Arabica. Because of the crude procedure, green beans have a shorter shelf life than regular coffee. The first variety planted on Java and Sumatra is Typica, but it was almost entirely wiped out by leaf rust more than a hundred years ago. So now, they are using just bits of typica and catimore, along with some various mutations of bourbon.
Rich flavours of stewed fruits including rhubarb, apple, melon, currants and plum. Finishes with notes of toffee and dry spice.
Best for: Everything
Body: Smooth and Heavy
Altitude: 1300 – 1500 MASL