Sumatran Lake Tawar Coffee Beans
Enjoy the intense flavours from these unique, single-origin, 100% arabica quality Sumatran coffee beans.
Sumatran Lake Tawar, without a doubt, is one of the best Sumatran coffees ever produced and up there with our other fantastic lot, Blue Bianca.
A triple-picked Lintong that has been semi-washed and sun-dried in the traditional method of "wet-hulling".
This Sumatra Lake Tawar develops a big, bold and intensely sweet cup with dark fruit and chocolate flavours.
Since 2011, our Sumatra Lake Tawar has continued to build up a considerable cult following.
Pick this fantastic coffee if you are looking for a potent, punchy, complex coffee that will constantly keep you interested.
A super-clean single-origin Sumatran coffee containing no traditional earthy (forest floor) taints from the wet-hulled processing method.
Prepare for a burst of flavour that will wake up your taste buds and give you the energy you need to power through your day.
There is a lot of dark fruit and brooding sweetness going on here.
About Sumatran Coffees
The unique processing method makes Sumatran coffees distinctly different from all other coffees grown and sold around the world.
Wet-hulled, only found in Indonesian coffees, produces coffee with intense flavours and complexity.
It is also a high-risk processing method if ferments introduce taints in the cup.
The wet-hulling is a manual, labour-intensive process.
As Sumatran coffees use this unique process called wet-hulling, the finished raw coffee will have a much higher moisture level.
There are also additional risks of excessive "sweating" of the raw coffee when transported inside shipping containers. It can lead to higher risks of mould or fermentation taints.
With 39+ years of transporting Sumatran coffee, our suppliers know how to do this properly, ensuring our lots are unique and on another level.
Our evaluation, assessment and quality control are stringent for Sumatran coffees.
We will only buy it if it passes our critical tests.
After all, Sumatran coffees are expensive, similar to Decaf, Kenya, Panama and Costa Rica in costs.
We certainly won't risk buying coffees that are tainted.
A truly wonderful coffee experience awaits you with Sumatran coffees - they are complex and exciting, never a dull moment and always rewarding.
There is nothing else like Sumatran coffee.
They well and truly stand alone on the coffee stage.
The last decade has been challenging for Sumatran coffees.
Demand has constantly outstripped supply, and prices keep surging higher.
It's an expensive origin, up there with Kenya, Panama and Decaf's.
The high prices for Sumatran coffees are primarily due to strong buying interest from North American coffee brands such as Starbucks and Green Mountain. They tend to buy hundreds of tons at a time, causing shortfalls.
With excessive rains from years of La Nina weather patterns, the risk of taints will be considerably higher in Sumatra coffee than in other coffee origins.
Lake Tawar remains a stand-out favourite for many of our mycuppa customers.
One of the exciting aspects of this coffee has been how it ages - gracefully.
Most coffees (except Monsoon Malabar) begin the oxidization and degradation process from around Day 16.
Like Monsoon Malabar, Indonesian coffee holds its cup quality much longer than many other coffees.
This Lake Tawar single-origin offers bold, punchy and memorable coffee with or without milk.
Delicious20 March 2021This has become an instant hit with my partner and I. Had to order more before we ran out. Agree with previous review. Tasting notes spot on. Also agree that it ages well. We thoroughly enjoy all the coffee we have ordered from MyCuppa. Professional excellence. Thank you
Sumatra28 October 2020It is an amazing, full body, single origin coffee. enjoying this with other single origins like African/South American. The description for this is spot on. MyCuppa beans are freshest, best. Others roasters look ordinary, in comparison. Affirmative.