Ultimate Guide on Sumatra Coffee

Posted by Denisha on 2020 Aug 24th

Ultimate Guide on Sumatra Coffee

Sumatran coffee has one of the most unique flavor profiles in the world. This single-origin coffee comes from the island of Sumatra in Indonesia and is famous for how the beans are processed—wet hulling. Our ultimate coffee guide tells you everything you need to know about this deliciously different single-origin champ.

The Process

Wet hulling is the way Sumatran beans are processed and is what gives the final product such a unique and deep flavor. When the bean is harvested, the skin is removed, and the fruit can sit for about a day. The beans are washed and then allowed to dry. The result is higher than normal moisture content. But does this matter? Oh, yes it does.


This high moisture content results in a flavor profile that is less acidic than most and hangs on to the earthiness of the lush rainforests where it’s grown. Sumatra coffee is best enjoyed in a medium roast, which keeps the bean’s complexity while highlighting a smooth concentration. The best Sumatra coffee can be described as powerful with an enticing earthy (not musty), herbal and spicy taste and aroma.

It’s very rich, smooth, and almost creamy or syrupy. For experienced taste buds, you’ll notice undertones of moss, leather, and wood in its complexity.

How to Enjoy

Our Golden Isle Sumatra brings out the very best of this single-origin coffee. It’s a great way to start or end your day. To enhance the flavor, try pairing it with cinnamon or maple centered desserts. On the savory side, a mushroom and cheese tart will bring out the intensity of this powerhouse.

Order a bag of our Golden Isle 100% Sumatra Coffee and you’ll see why we can’t live without this in our mugs! When you order, don’t forget the coffee filters—our filters ensure peak extraction of our coffee’s taste.