Coffeeheads love Sumatra’s incredible aroma, savory flavor and rich mouthfeel. Roaster-type coffeeheads further cherish Sumatra because it’s an awesome blender; the deep, low-toned flavor provides a rock-solid base and, far beyond any other coffee, Sumatra makes blends taste like more. So, what’s not to love?
Our Sumatra Dark Roast features smooth, heavy body and a massive mouthfeel. It’s dominated by rich, dark chocolate flavor with notes of forest and clean earth, supported – not overwhelmed – by the rustic roasty, smoky character that’s unmistakeably Dark Sumatra. More than any other origin, Sumatra’s ‘taste of place’ is a product of its climate, and especially the method of bean preparation unique to Sumatra known as Giling Basah.
Our Sumatra beans are 100% Sumatran Mandheling Lintong Dolok Sanggul Heirloom Arabica. Our importer has direct purchased these beans from his extended family, who are coffee growers in and around the Dolok, Sanggul and Lake Toba villages in Northern Sumatra. Lintong is a general name for Sumatra Mandheling coffees from the interior mountains south of Medan, Sumatra’s major city.