Sumatra Blue Bianca, our latest ‘Coffee of the Moment’ originates from the mountainous region of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The high elevation and tropical nature of the region makes it the perfect climate to produce premium Arabica coffee cherries. Sumatran coffee is known to be complex yet sweet in body, smooth, balanced and intense.
Sumatra Blue Bianca is a delightful medium-to-dark roast. It is well balanced with low acidity and a thick body embracing rich earthy caramel flavours, drawing upon hints of berry and citrus. This splendid single origin is well suited for your favourite caffeine delivery system, and it is to be enjoyed at any part of the day.
How did coffee reach Sumatra?
Coffee was first introduced to Indonesia by the Dutch in the 1600s. It was such a success, the Dutch actually held a major share of the world coffee market. They began to cultivate Arabica coffee in Northern Sumatra in the late 1800s.
Sumatran coffee is well known for its unusual flavour profiles, most of which is credited to the unique process in which the coffee is harvested, which is traditionally known as Giling Basah or wet-hulled, whereby the coffee cherry is picked and its skin is immediately removed in order for the fruit to ferment overnight, loosening the pulp to be washed off the beans in the morning for the drying process to begin. At this stage, the coffee bean still has its parchment skin, which will be removed in a warehouse by machines.
Climate and Altitude
The Temperature in Northern Sumatra is an average of 28 degrees year round. Annual rainfall is roughly 2125mm throughout. Humidity is a constant at around 75% daily. Coffee is grown between 1200-1400 metres above sea level, all of these elements ensure premium arabica coffee is produced, to enhance the flavour profile in your cup.
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