SUMATRA, Medium Roast
- Origin : Raja Sumatra, Indonesia
- Process : Wet-Hulling
- Roast : Medium
- Notes : Chocolate, Sweet Cedar, and Pepper
- Harvest : May to November
Displays intense sweet tones of chocolate, dried fruit, and other herbal spice-based flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. It is known for its earthy flavors, medium to heavy body, and wine-like acidity.
Much of the coffee beans in Indonesia are processed using the ‘Giling Basah’ (wet-hulling) method. The harvested coffee cherries are de-pulped by hand and dried on a patio for a few days. When the beans are semi-dried, containing around 30% to 50% moisture, it is passed on to a collector who puts them through a hulling machine while the beans are still moist to then finally set them on patios to dry for a couple more days. This process is used to enhance the earthy and spicy flavors of Sumatran coffee.
In Sumatra, coffees are grown at high elevations - above 1,350 meters above sea level, to slow the growing process to allow the plant more time to deliver nutrients and minerals to the coffee beans. This fuels the process of developing a fuller, robust flavor in Sumatran coffee.
Coffee was brought to Indonesia in the late 1600s by Dutch traders and colonialists. Being a nation of thousands of islands, it was first grown in an island called Java which is home to the city, Jakarta. Many plantations were developed all around the city by 1699 and began the first major commercial export by 1711. Java became one of the biggest coffee producers in the world. Not long after Sumatra had a booming industry as well as dozens of other smaller islands.
Dessert Pairings to Try
Thanks to its spicy, herbal flavor and rich smooth texture. Sumatran coffee makes a wonderful pairing with sweet and creamy desserts. Try a cup of medium roast Sumatran coffee with a spoon of creme brulee, banana pudding, or a new york cheesecake. It is a match made in heaven.
Great coffee, and very fast delivery.
Best coffee I've tasted in a while!!
I love this coffee. This will be my house coffee I buy.