Sumatran Blue Batak Coffee Beans
Buy 1kg of our 100% Arabica Sumatran Blue Batak whole coffee beans today, it is one of our most popular styles.
At the moment, we think this is one of the best Sumatra coffees available.
A premium Grade 1 Mandheling grown at higher altitudes and possessing higher levels of acidity and sweet syrupy intensity making for perfect espresso and milk-based beverages.
The Sumatran Blue Batak is a very full-bodied coffee with a long, lingering syrupy sweet finish.
Plum and wild spice with sweet fruit.
Buying Sumatra Blue Batak Coffee Beans Online
Sumatra has been a challenging origin to source for quality coffees over the last 5 years. Each year it seems to get worse as demand exceeds supply.
When this situation occurs you already know what happens - prices spike and qualities can be inconsistent. Shortages of bananas and avocados - prices skyrocket.
We can't help it as it's something that affects the entire coffee industry and there is absolutely nothing that can be done to reduce the impact of price spikes.
2018 is shaping up as one of the worst seasons on record and if we did not already have thousands of customers that regularly buy our Sumatrans we would have simply switched off the product from the store to save the headaches.
Supply has dropped by literally 80% and many of the leading coffee brokers are bypassing Sumatra this season entirely.
There have also been reports of major deceptions taking place where cheap, low grade coffees from Vietnam are being passed off as Sumatrans.It's about trust and unfortunately, coffee in Indonesia is not well regarded with honesty.
Right now, it's incredibly difficult to buy a good raw Sumatran coffee. The prices being asked are ridiculous and the qualities are only average and that's when you pay the ransom.
We have holdings in our climate controlled warehouse and we are going to sit on these to hopefully ride out the year.
In the 2nd half of 2015, the Blue Batak was not performing as well as it had in the past.
Was it a seasonal anomaly or something more - hard to tell.
We cut back on our holdings of the Blue Batak towards the end of 2015, but I'm pleased to report that some new, fresh lots arriving in early 2016 are superb in every sense.
This is an intense coffee - to be savoured and enjoyed like the finest Sumatran coffees.
Whether you want black or with milk - this coffee will not disappoint.