Sumatran Lake Tawar Coffee Beans
Enjoy the flavours provided by these special, single origin Sumatran coffee beans. Sumatran Lake Tawar, without doubt, one of the best Sumatran coffees ever produced and we are proud to roast and sell these beans to our clients.
Triple-picked Lintong, semi-washed and sun-dried (already sounds great, right?), they provide a big, bold and intensely sweet coffee scoring around 93+ on international coffee reviews.
In October 2013, we submitted this coffee into the Golden Bean coffee roasting competition and it was awarded Bronze in the Single Origin category.
Sumatran coffees are amongst the best in the world and provide many famous Espresso blends with the fabulous body and thick crema we have all become accustomed to drinking, particularly the wet-processed coffees.
This is a super-clean single origin Sumatran coffee and contains none of the traditional earthy (forest floor) taints. It is big and juicy with a monster flavor punch in one of the sweetest Indos we have ever roasted and cupped.
A very full-bodied coffee with a long, lingering finish along with smokey caramel hints of raisin and a touch of the spice we have come to love about Indonesian coffee.
This is a rock-star coffee and can suit a variety of brew methods including syphon, pour-over or espresso.
There are very few coffees in the 90+ point segment offered in our country, so you will be pleased to know this coffee regularly ranks 93+ in official cupping scores.
It is for sure one of the best Sumatran coffees available in Australia, we are so happy to supply it to our clients to enjoy from our Grand Cru collection.
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. Many coffee roasters have already pulled Sumatran coffees from their offerings.
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.
This bean has been a stand-out favorite for many of our mycuppa customers.
We have also seen the same success in our premier cafe clients when they run this coffee as a feature Single Origin.
One of the more interesting aspects of this bean is the way in which it ages - gracefully.
Some coffees begin the oxidize and degrade around the Day 16 mark and onwards.
Not this baby - it powers ahead still developing up to 25 or even 40 days from roasting and then holding good cup quality for much longer than many other types of coffees.
It is one of the reasons we love Sumatran coffee beans.
A memorable coffee with or without milk and a worthy inductee into our Grand Cru list.