Sumatra is the most western island in Indonesia, which is one of the largest coffee producers in the world. It’s most common coffee species is called C. arabica, and it’s one of the Ethiopian lines in cultivation history - which includes Typica as well.
Over 90% of the coffee in Indonesia is actually grown by smallholders on farms, and many farmers are part of cooperatives which allow them to thrive on the global stage.
Our Sumatra Black Satin coffee is as rich in flavor as it is in history. Surprisingly, this coffee was once thought to be lost to the world; it took over 100 years for this prized cultivar to be rediscovered because it was hidden amongst the lush jungles of Sumatra. Since then, these ancient Arabica trees have once been planted again near Lake Takengon in West Sumatra, which is now world famous for its production of gourmet coffee.
A lot of coffee drinkers prefer the sweet, smooth body of coffee that Sumatran coffee provides. If you love well-balanced and intense coffee, then our Sumatra Black Satin is entirely for you. I usually try coffee with and without creamer, but I’ve really been enjoying daily cups of our Sumatra Black Satin just black, and only with a drip coffee maker.
That’s the magic with this coffee, it doesn’t take a lot of fancy footwork. Just grind, brew, and enjoy. And if you’re anything like me - you’ll rinse and repeat!
Sumatra Black Satin coffee is darkly roasted to produce a full and heavily bodied cup with mild, earthy undertones. Low in acidity and smooth, this dark roast coffee has a smoky aroma and a slight black pepper finish. I ’d recommend pairing this coffee with a delicious piece of pecan or even a fresh slice of cherry pie this holiday season.
We’re actually having a sale on our Sumatra Black Satin right now over at the shop! Usually, a pound of this beautiful coffee costs $21.99, but we’ve got it on sale for just $14.99.