One of the best Arabica coffee brands and coffee beans is coming from Indonesia. In fact one of the earliest origin coffees are from Java Indonesia. Indonesia’s coffee belongs among the finest Arabica coffee beans in the world used for making espresso coffee.
Sumatra Arabica coffee
Sumatra, one off Indonesian’s largest island located west of Java and south of the Malay Peninsula, is known for its tropical rain forest terrain varies from gentle hills to rugged mountains,volcanoes and coffee. Sumatra’s Ankola, Mandheling, Gayo, Lintongin produce the finest coffee beans, processed in the same way but the taste is very different.
The original name of Sumatra is “Swarna Dwipa” which means ‘Island of Gold’ This beautiful Island deserves its title, but this is not always the case for its coffees.
A lot of coffee coming from Sumatra are low graded Robusta’s but that doesn’t mean that all coffee coming from Sumatra is.
The good Arabica’s have a very distinct profile who in particular can complement blends very well.
Good Sumatra coffee stands out for a full body taste, is low in acids and has a broad range of earth aroma’s, such as leather, tobacco and spices.
In the past coffee from Sumatra wasn’t sold by region because the differences where not that big. That is why ‘Mandheling’ is not a region but an ethnic group in Sumatra who was traditionally involved in harvesting and processing the coffee beans. It is very difficult to figure what the history is because if Mandheling is geographically used by coffee experts to pinpoint the region, then this would be the region to the north and south west of the Toba Lake, and that is where Lintong is.
Best Arabica coffee brands
The most famous coffee from Indonesia is without a doubt Kopi Luwak. The in Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi grown coffee beans are first eaten by a Civet Cat, then go through the digestive system. The beans then are subtracted from the excrement and processed into coffee. Kopi Luwak is famously known as “ *ssholes coffee”
Dark Sumatra, Whole Bean, Fresh Roasted Coffee LLC
Sumatra Decaf Organic Fair Trade Coffee, Whole Bean
Caribou Coffee Sumatra Samosir Batak Medium Roast Whole Bean Coffee