Cupping notes: Tobacco, melon, prune, herbal
Processing method: Wet hulled (semi-washed)
Sumatran coffees are renowned for their low acidity, intense earthy character, and heavy body. For these reasons, Sumatra is our favorite option for dark-roasted single origin coffee. Medium roasting best preserves the origin characteristics of this coffee, yielding a complex cup marked by notes of dried fruits and spices. This profile is quite different from the South American flavors that most coffee drinkers are accustomed to. Darker roasting develops notes of sweet pipe tobacco and baker's chocolate, also resulting in a cup with immense body and smooth mouthfeel.
Two factors are responsible for this coffee's unique flavors--the soil and the processing. Sumatra is a volcanic Island in Indonesia, so its rich soil imparts just enough acidity to provide vibrancy while allowing the coffee to remain very smooth (and easy on the stomach.) Because of the humid and rainy climate, typical drying processes used everywhere else in the world are ineffective in Sumatra. Instead, the coffee cherries are processed via wet-hulling, a method that amplifies body and mellows acidity in coffees.
The Café Femenino coffee program is one-of-a-kind ethical sourcing model committed to ending the cycle of poverty affecting women coffee farmers across the world. Café Femenino provides direct compensation to women farmers, along with the opportunity and resources to enact positive change in their communities and on their own terms. Founded in 2003 by Peruvian women farmers, Café Femenino now spans the globe and continues to grow as more and more women join the movement.
The Café Femenino Foundation, an independent nonprofit, provides grants to select projects requested by Café Femenino’s women farmers to enhance the lives of their families and communities. In addition to generous consumer donations that help fund these projects, participating coffee roasters like Sugar Creek Coffee Roasters, donate a percentage of this coffee purchase to the Café Femenino Foundation.
At Sugar Creek Coffee Roasters, we specialize in hand crafted, small batch, artisanal roasted coffee. While other roasters typically pre-roast and have beans on the shelf, we don't roast until you place your order, so you can be assured the freshest roasted coffee is delivered to your door. Each coffee order is roasted to the optimal flavor of the coffee bean you order.