Sumatran Lake Tawar
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Green Mountain Coffee®

Sumatran Lake Tawar

Item# T38006
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This tropical garden coffee’s fragrance offers notes of clove and cardamom. In the cup it expresses cedar and port wine, earth and moss. We savor its syrupy body, and its smoke and caramel finish. (This product is not organic certified.)

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Tasting Notes

Deeply toned and mellow – like the thrum of the wind in the giant bamboo of Sumatra's highlands. This coffee’s fragrance offers notes of clove and cardamom. In the cup it expresses cedar and port wine, earth and moss. We savor its syrupy body, and its smoke and caramel finish.

Rating: 85 Points (out of 100)

"In the aroma an intense wood smoke character with hints of cedar and a vague fruitiness. Soft and simple in the cup with sweet notes of charred wood, leather and a hint of earth. The finish is round and dry; a slight astringency diminishes and allows sweetness to prevail in the long."
— Kenneth Davids, CoffeeReview.com, August 2009

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.

While much of Sumatra's coffee is grown today in the region of mighty Lake Toba – a huge volcanic crater lake in the center of the island – the majority of our coffee comes from a number of different fair trade co-ops around Lake Tawar in the northern reaches of Aceh province, the same land where coffee was first introduced here by colonists in the 18th century.

One of our suppliers, the Gayo Organic Farmers Association, has started a project to bring safe drinking water to more than 1,500 people. The cooperative has also saved funds to help farmers with the reconstruction of their homes, many of which were destroyed in the war, and to aid in the construction of two new schools. This coffee has truly delightful qualities in its origin as well as in the cup.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Green Mountain Coffee10oz GRND FT Sumatra Lk Tawar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Exceptional/interesting flavor (5)
  • Pleasing aroma (5)
  • Attractive mouthfeel/body (4)
  • Pleasing roast (4)
  • Balanced acidity (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Coffee connoisseur (3), Foodie (3)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love this coffee!!!

      By LeftmyheartinVT

      from alexandria, va

      About Me Foodie, Health Conscious

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz GRND FT Sumatra Lk Tawar:

          Love the flavor! My new favorite regular coffee!

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          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Can not be replaced

          By Stonington III

          from New England

          About Me I just know what I like

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
          • Balanced Acidity
          • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
          • Imitates a Desert Cake
          • Not Bitter
          • Pleasing Aroma
          • Pleasing Roast
          • Smooth Taste

          Cons

          • NO cons about this brew

          Best Uses

            Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz GRND FT Sumatra Lk Tawar:

            When friends make a point to ask about the specific type of coffee so they can buy it you know it's good, even friends that normally do not enjoy coffee very much. (until they found this one)
            This one has an all around flavor and body about it. I have tried to find another that would mimic this Sumatra but they have all failed so far..., and failed by a wide margin.
            Exceptional, all the way around, truly.

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            • No

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Spoil Yourself!

            By Music Fan!

            from ST CHARLES, IL

            About Me Coffee Connoisseur

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
            • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
            • Pleasing Aroma
            • Pleasing Roast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • French Press

              Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz GRND FT Sumatra Lk Tawar:

              I prefer this coffee on weekends,it has a great aroma and taste it is bold,in fact so bold I cant drink it everyday as it tends to become overpowering and really too much of a good thing,it is best enjoyed as a treat on weekends,a treat for yourself!

              This is my faverite coffee.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              THE boldest, cup of coffee

              By chileeqzine

              from Tampa, Florida

              About Me Chef, Coffee Connoisseur, conservation,we must help, Foodie, Socially/Environmentally Conscious

              Pros

              • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
              • Balanced Acidity
              • Bold flavorlow acidity
              • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
              • Good With Sweetener/Whitener
              • Long, Satisfying Aftertaste
              • Pleasing Aroma
              • Pleasing Roast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Automatic Drip/Filter
                • Espresso
                • in a choc. cake mix

                Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz GRND FT Sumatra Lk Tawar:

                We just tried this coffee, the Sumatran, two days ago...before we were buying from your competion, but this coffee has such a mild acidity than the other co., it now has a new place in my coffee canister...in fact, we have begun using only this product..my husband can even drink it when he comes home from work..no more buying decaf!!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Deep and Sultry and Mysterious

                By cocopuf

                from Portsmouth, NH

                About Me Coffee Connoisseur, Foodie, Health Conscious, Socially/Environmentally Conscious

                Pros

                • Attractive Mouthfeel/Body
                • Balanced Acidity
                • Exceptional/Interesting Flavor
                • Good With Sweetener/Whitener
                • Long, Satisfying Aftertaste
                • Pleasing Aroma
                • Pleasing Roast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz GRND FT Sumatra Lk Tawar:

                    I have tasted the best of the best and the worst of the worst of coffee. I would say this coffee falls in the top 25% as far as its character and taste. The fact that it is organic and fair trade certified is great! I found it deep dark and satisfying, with a caramel taste and full body feel in the mouth. Jump right in the coffee is fine!!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good coffee!

                    By CJ

                    from Seymour, CT

                    Pros

                    • Bite
                    • Dark
                    • Fair Trade

                    Cons

                    • Availability

                    Best Uses

                    • ALWAYS

                    Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz GRND FT Sumatra Lk Tawar:

                    I had been meaning to order a bag of Green Mountain Single Origin when I saw it in one of my local supermarkets. I was surprised since most supermarkets only carry a couply varieties. I decided that I wanted the darkest roast which was Sumatran Lake Tarwar. [...] I really enjoy this coffee which has a good bite (not in a bad way) and will surely be going back to my local market when I run out. Very good single origin. Green Mountain comes through yet again.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This is the One!

                    By JohnnyB

                    from Grapevine, TX

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Body
                    • Good Value
                    • High Quality

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakfast

                    Comments about Green Mountain Coffee 10oz GRND FT Sumatra Lk Tawar:

                    My kind of coffee! Full body. Rich flavor. Perfect deep roast, but not over-roasted. A satisfying, comforting morning beverage!

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