Cedar, Forest Floor, Ginger, Herbal

Sumatran coffees occupy a well-deserved spot in the coffee hall of fame. Where pungent intensity if concerned, no other origin can compete. But the powerhouse Sumatran profile owes as much to processing as it does to the coffee itself. Sumatran coffees are wet hulled, i.e., partially dried before being stripped of their parchment. The result is a signature tone: intense, herbal, spicy, and earthier than National Geographic mag.

This traditional Wet Hulled coffee was grown in the soil surrounding the world's largest volcanic lake, Lake Toba. It delivers immense (and immensely potent) Sumatran tones. There's cedar in the cup, bold and cutting. Next comes a note of leaves that smacks of a wet forest floor. Some dusty cocoa blooms in the core, and the finish lands with a touch of ginger and some herbal notes that tame the cup's brooding qualities. All in all, it's a rich marriage of tradition and iconoclasm, and an excellent representation of one of the world's most celebrated origins.
  • Process - Wet Hulled
  • Region - Lintong
  • Altitude - 1,300 MASL
  • Varietal - Garundang, Ateng, Jember

Best for:

  • French Press
  • Drip Machine
  • Pour Over
  • Aeropress
  • Single Origin Espresso

Unless otherwise stated, all coffees are sold in 12 oz. bags.