Sumatra coffees are famous for their peculiar flavor profile, low acidity, thick body, and rustic flavors that can often be described as earthy. Much of the flavor comes from the way Sumatras are processed, the wet-hull method , not to be confused with wet-processed coffee. The flavor of typical wet-hull Sumatra is polarizing among buyers. Some love it, but they must bracket this type of flavor profile because it would be considered unacceptable from any other origin besides Indonesia. Each coffee drinker has to discover if this type of flavor is right for them, or not; whether it's a go-to daily drinker, an occasional diversion, or flat-out unacceptable.
Complex and intense sweetness at City+ roast, malt syrup, sarsaparilla, herbal tones, and sweet tobacco. Darker roasts have chicory root and molasses. Shows well all the way up to Vienna, but it was our lightest roast, C+, that was the most complex. City+ to Vienna. Learn More
Pantan Murara is a washed Sumatra, still showing rustic sweetness, but more in line with the cleanliness of a washed Java. Heavy dark sugar matrix, fruit notes come out as the coffee cools, tropical fruit, kumquat, and tangy dried plum. Earth notes are off in the background, quite a difference from the wet-hulled processed coffees. City to Full City+ Learn More