SUMATRA ORGANIC FAIR TRADE
This classic roast is ideal for those who prefer extremely low acidity in the cup. The heavy body and floral bouquet makes this roast well-balanced and it continues to be one of our most popular varietals.
Roast Color: Dark
Cupping Notes: Grassy, Floral, Smoky
Story: This coffee is produced on family-owned farms located in the Takengon highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. A high percentage of farmers, typically from the most remote villages of the Takengon highlands, are widows who lost their husbands during periods of conflict in Aceh. We are proud to carry this coffee, which is one of the most heavily-bodied coffees in the world.
Robust without any bitter aftertaste; very satisfying in cappuccinos and lattes.
Light roasts are the latest trend here in the Bay Area. They have their place, but most of my home coffee-making is on weekends after stopping at the local donut shop for some delicious plain cake donuts. In these situations what I really want is a full-bodied, smoky dark roast, and this Sumatra fits the bill perfectly. The beans are a little larger than the usual local roasters’ offerings, and the larger size combined with the oiliness of the beans requires a little more care and attention from my burr grinder in order to avoid clogging up the hopper, but oh man, it is worth it. This coffee pairs perfectly with the fried-sweet-pastry goodness of donuts. Also ideal for Vietnamese style iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk. If you’re a fan of darker roasts, this is the one!
I had to write a review. No matter how many coffees my curiosity leads me to try, even beyond McLaughlin, I keep coming back to Sumatra Organic. Its strong and very flavorful but never bitter. When I prepare for my friends they all say it is the best coffee they have ever tasted.- so its suitable for diverse drinkers And its organic, which I consider critical and fair trade which is critical for other reasons.