One of the more than 13,000 islands that form Indonesia, Sumatra leads the country’s coffee production. Divided by the volcanic Barisan mountain range that is greater than 12,400 feet at its peak, the topography and climate are well suited for coffee cultivation.
These coffee beans are grown on small, family farms, among fruit trees in the northern region of the island. The beans are picked, washed and pulped by hand, using the distinctive “wet-hulling” process. This unique production method, known in Indonesia as Giling Basah, contributes to the signature character of Sumatra coffee: deep, lively body; lower acidity; and a rustic flavor profile with notes of cocoa, tobacco and cedar. The beans are roasted to a medium-dark color, highlighting the bold, earthy flavors. Especially exceptional after a savory meal, each sip is distinct and full-bodied.
Because our Organic Sumatra is Fair Trade certified, you can be sure the farmers are paid fairly for their crops and that their communities benefit from the sale of the beans. Because it is Trader Joe’s Organic Fair Trade Sumatra Coffee, you can also be sure that this quality coffee is being priced fairly—$5.99 for each 13-ounce container—to the benefit of our customers.
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