Organic Sumatran Reserve
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Green Mountain Coffee®

Organic Sumatran Reserve

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Exotically lush, sweet and heavy-bodied, born in the mountains of Indonesia.

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Tasting Notes

This coffee is a true success story, for us, and for the people in and around Aceh Province, Sumatra.

Sumatra is one of the world's more exotic coffee destinations, peopled by folks of tremendous character... character they've demonstrated again and again by their enduring spirit and resourcefulness in the face of one calamitous natural disaster after another.

That character can be read in the coffee, as well, which is richly aromatic, lush, hefty, loamy and distinctly tropical. This cup is round and smooth in body and offers a hint of chocolate, dark fruit and citrus.

Flavor Chart Rating: 88 Points (out of 100)

Richly sweet flavor and aroma combines earth and aromatic wood with distant suggestions of fruit and chocolate. Muted acidity and a heavy, rather rough mouthfeel that smoothes out in a sweet but simple finish.
— Kenneth Davids, CoffeeReview.com, October, 2010

About Green Mountain Coffee®

 

 

A great tasting cup of coffee can give you a whole new perspective. It's a moment to pause, reflect, and reprioritize. That moment is what inspires us to make coffee that benefits everyone it touches. From carefully sourcing and roasting the highest quality beans, to supporting small farms and protecting the environment, we focus on what's important.

That's why we at Green Mountain Coffee® believe a good cup of coffee can change your day... but a great cup of coffee can help change the world.

Notes From Origin

Beans from Sumatra have always been highly prized not only because of their full flavor, but also because of their distinct appearance. Sumatran coffee beans, when green, are often asymmetrical in shape and have a deep aquamarine tint. Beginning in the 18th Century when the popularity of Sumatran coffee rose significantly, the unique shape and hue helped European merchants recognize authentic Sumatran coffee beans.

However, Sumatran coffee's distinct appearance isn't the only factor contributing to the coffee's uniqueness. The unusual drying techniques employed by Sumatran coffee farmers also contribute to the coffee's distinctiveness. These techniques involve an extended period of the coffee bean's exposure to the pulp of the berry after the berry has been harvested—a process which is believed to produce deeper tones in the brewed coffee.

The KSU Arinagata coop grows 100 percent organic beans.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Green Mountain CoffeeFair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced acidity (9)
  • Pleasing aroma (9)
  • Attractive mouthfeel/body (8)
  • Exceptional/interesting flavor (8)
  • Smooth taste (7)

Cons

  • Thin or watery mouthfeel/body (4)
  • Not enough flavor (3)

Best Uses

  • Single-cup/pods (6)
  • Automatic drip/filter (5)
  • French press (5)
  • Manual pour-over/drip (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Average joe (7), Socially/environmentally conscious (5), Health conscious (4), Coffee connoisseur (3)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unusual... in a good way

By DnldH

from Boston, MA

About Me Coffee Connoisseur, Socially/Environmentally Conscious

Pros

  • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
  • Balanced Acidity
  • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • A Little Half And Half
  • Single-Cup/Pods

Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

I grind my own beans and this is my first coffee review. I drink several cups most days, prefer darker roasts, and usually add half and half.

I use less cream than usual with Sumatran Reserve, and experience a wonderful, uniquely stimulating mouthfeel.

I discovered Sumatran Reserve over a year ago and still prefer it to all others. This is a great coffee.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nothing special

By 57jewels

from Ohio

About Me Average Joe, Coffee Junkie

Pros

  • Balanced Acidity
  • Not Bitter
  • Smooth Taste

Cons

  • Brewed Up Weak
  • Not Enough Flavor
  • Roasted Too Light
  • Thin Or Watery Mouthfeel/Body

Best Uses

  • French Press
  • K-cup Pod
  • Manual Pour-Over/Drip

Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

I was excited to try something different, so based on good reviews I ordered this in. I fresh ground it, & brewed it in "my own K-cup" - packed it to brew strong. But I was very disappointed. It brewed up weak, with very little aroma. It was mild, smooth, with balanced acidity - so someone in the market for a light brew might like it. I will agree with a couple of the other reviewers in that it did have a sweet, smooth finish. But alas, I will not order this one again.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic, 1 of the best

By Thajeeper

from Northern Virginia

About Me Average Joe

Pros

  • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
  • Balanced Acidity
  • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
  • Pleasing Aroma
  • Smooth Taste

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Automatic Drip/Filter
    • French Press
    • Gifts
    • Manual Pour-Over/Drip
    • Percolator
    • Single-Cup/Pods

    Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

    It pains me to see reviewers to rate this coffee low because hands down, Sumatra coffee is listed as one of the best in the world consistently. Don't believe me, then google it. This coffee is my hands down fave with a nice earthy taste with just a hint of sweetness and spice. Any of the Sumatran coffees are best dark roasted because it best enhances their earthieness. And carefull on the sweet stuff, because this coffee has a sweet note that will enhance just a tad with creamer or sugar.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This coffee is awesome!

    By Sunflower67

    from Lewisville, TX

    About Me Average Joe

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
    • Balanced Acidity
    • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
    • Pleasing Aroma
    • Pleasing Roast
    • Smooth Taste

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Single-Cup/Pods

      Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

      I use this coffee as my go-to morning coffee everyday! It's the perfect blend for me.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Solid Daily Coffee

      By Daily Coffee Drinker

      from Nashville,TN

      About Me Average Joe, Health Conscious, Socially/Environmentally Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
      • Not Bitter
      • Pleasing Aroma
      • Pleasing Roast
      • Smooth Taste

      Cons

      • Not Enough Flavor
      • Thin Or Watery Mouthfeel/Body

      Best Uses

      • Automatic Drip/Filter
      • Manual Pour-Over/Drip

      Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

      This is just a great coffee it has such bold flavor that I normally find in a much darker roast, but it is a much lighter and very smooth. This coffee is perfect for all coffee drinkers people who perfer lighter roast and people who perfer darker roasts as my houshold does. This is currently our favorite coffee

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      2.0

      Disappointed

      By Wordsilk

      from Norwalk, CT

      About Me Average Joe

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Not Bitter
      • Pleasing Aroma
      • Smooth Taste

      Cons

      • Not Enough Flavor
      • Thin Or Watery Mouthfeel/Body

      Best Uses

        Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

        Flavor is weak, doesn't taste enough like coffee, tastes watery (and I made it extra strong). I'll never order this again.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Like Dark Roast, Strong & Complex

        By tea

        from USA

        About Me Socially/Environmentally Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Unappealing Or Flat Aroma
          • Unbalanced Or Sharp Acidity
          • Unpleasant Aftertaste
          • Unpleasant Flavor

          Best Uses

          • French Press
          • Manual Pour-Over/Drip

          Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

          This is more like a dark roast than a medium roast. I wasn't expecting something this bold. Has a smokey flavor, but yes sweet, too. Its not what I was looking for. And with the Tiger picture, I thought this was African, but it's Indonesian. Should have read the description better. Tastes like a dark roast. Its deep and complex, not light and crisp.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST BY FAR!!!!!

          By Lane

          from Wind Lake; WI

          About Me Coffee Connoisseur

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Pleasing Aroma
          • Smooth Taste

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automatic Drip/Filter
            • Espresso
            • French Press
            • Gifts
            • Manual Pour-Over/Drip
            • Percolator
            • Single-Cup/Pods

            Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

            THE BEST BY FAR!!! So Far this is the stuff I have to "HAVE"!!! I used to like Carabou Mahogangy. It's not even close!!! I grind just enough for the morning, (for use in the K-cup re-useable filter cup) K-cups are O.K., but nothing like grinding it fresh!!! You Know I'm right!!! None of that flavored creamer ethier!!! Just alittle half and half, KILLER BREW!!!!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            just tried first cups this week...

            By howard

            from Penna, USA

            About Me Health Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Morning

              Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

              of course, i like the fact that this one is organic and fair trade sourced. i was surprised to see it spec'd as a Light Roast. with this flavor, i thought it was much darker.
              that said, the Light Roast may be why i didn't get any burned tastes in the cups so far.
              a very exotic coffee.
              5 stars!!!!!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!

              By CBB :):):)

              from Illinois

              About Me Average Joe, Coffee addict lol, Health Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
              • Balanced Acidity
              • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
              • Not Bitter
              • Pleasing Aroma
              • Smooth Taste

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Single-Cup/Pods

                Comments about Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve:

                I drink this coffee every day...it is either my morning or after noon cup. This or the Lake and Lodge..it's always a toss up. My boyfriend bought me a mini brewer and I have tried many different k-cups and Green Mountain is the best!

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