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 Indonesian origins.
Currently, the Blue Batak lots are some 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 and again in 2019 are 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 70% and many of the leading coffee brokers are bypassing Sumatra again 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 difficult to buy a good raw Sumatran coffee. The prices being asked are ridiculous and the qualities are mixed - in effect, if you want good Sumatrans you pay the ransom.
There has been a lot of news about the plight of coffee farmers around the world caught in dire poverty traps. Sumatran farmers, like Kenyans, Costa Rican and Panama coffee farmers name their price and it must be paid - it's not linked or related to the current global C-Index.
Today, in 2019 we are paying more for Sumatrans than we have done in the last 12 years, despite historic lows of the C-Index.
It's called supply versus demand.
Sumatran coffees are powerful and complex.
We won't try to cut corners by sourcing lower priced options as there are far higher risks with the unique processing methods used for Sumatran coffees - no other origin around the world uses the Sumatran wet-hulled process. This process is prone to higher levels of tain, ferment and defects, hence why we will never take the risks.
This is an intense coffee - to be savoured and enjoyed like the finest Sumatran coffees.
Sumatran coffees are expenside - full stop. The supply is ridiculously small/difficult and the prices paid are literally double the market, so before you think of complaining about the price, take a moment to realize this is a high cost product.
Whether you want black or with milk - this coffee will not disappoint.