Sumatra Coffee Beans

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
40 Reviews

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Option to Grind
Tasting Notes

A dark and brooding cup with blackcurrant notes upfront and spicy mid-palate

Toffee and dark fruit sweetness throughout.

Well-balanced, tart, sustained acid and syrupy, full-bodied.

Intense, very long toffee and molasses complexity.

Coating and lingering in the finish.

Cup Attributes

Body : full, intense, long, coating and lingering

Aroma : soft cedar, coriander

Acidity : well balanced tart, sustained and syrupy

Flavor : toffee and dark fruit sweetness. Molassess finish.


Sumatran coffee is highly esteemed for its flavour, body, and sweetness.

They are unique in coffee as the only origin using wet-hulled processing methods (Sulawesi also uses this same technique).

Sumatran coffees consistently punch well above other origins. 

Think bold, complex, and rewarding.

About Sumatran Coffee Beans

Small landholders own most Sumatran farms and plantations in Indonesia.

They produce their cherry and then offer these picked cherries for grading and processing at pulp mills. 

Sumatran coffees exhibit bold and rustic flavours that stand up in the cup.

Sumatran coffees have such bold flavours due to a labour-intensive and risky process for the wet hulling of raw coffee. 

Wet-hulling enhances and supercharges flavour compounds.

Single-origin Sumatran coffee beans are wild and spicy compared to many other origins, and coffee drinkers enjoying spicy richness will only ever drink Sumatrans for that reason.

We love dark chocolates, molasses, praline, toffee and stewed fruits with black currant.

To buy our single-origin coffee beans from Sumatra, add them to your cart.

Shipping Information

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Free AusPost standard shipping for orders over $120.

AusPost Express option available.

We ship fast - orders received before 3pm sent same day.

Because we care - all orders are packed into cartons to protect. Never satchels.

How are shipping costs calculated : Unfortunately, there are no fixed or universal parcel costs (except satchels, but that means high risk of damage). Freight providers use destination location (postcode), cubic volume (size) and weight to charge. We try our best to offer competitive rates.

To obtain a shipping estimate, please add all the items to the Cart, then View Cart, down the left corner click on Estimate Shipping, enter your State and Postcode.

How long will it take : Nobody can really say, but the good news is we dispatch very fast, within an hour. You will also receive notifications and tracking details and the best part is due to our large size, we lodge directly into a major hub, eliminating 1 or 2 days transit time, meaning your parcel arrives faster.

Brew recipes are a guide only

Espresso brew recipe

Espresso brew recipes assume professional or commercial equipment (machine in grinder) are used.

For domestic (consumer) grade, please ensure you adjust the suggested values accordingly.

Dose - 21 grams

Yield - 42 grams

Brew Time - 31 seconds

Ratio - 1 : 1.8

Tips - Indonesian coffees are predominantly prepared using the wet-hulled process with higher moisture levels and softer bean density. As such, they will require a much finer grind, particularly for espresso extraction.
Sumatran coffees have a broad complexity in the cup, meaning they are best suited to brew methods where milk or dairy alternatives are added.
Punchy, complex and funky, they will certainly give you something to consider.
Always start with finer grinder settings and adjust to suit.

How we roast your coffees

light, medium or dark

Each coffee in our store has a unique roast profile carefully engineered and continuously updated to achieve the best balance of flavor, body, complexity, acidity, sweetness and finish.

It's a never-ending process with new lots arriving almost weekly along with the constantly changing Melbourne weather conditions.

We don't use light, medium or dark as our guide. That's so outdated and quite frankly inaccurate with around 20 shades each of light, medium and dark.

The external or outside color is never a true indicator of a coffee's cup attributes (or performance).

In other words, coffee can appear dark outside but have under-developed internals (sour, flat, weak, thin, etc.) if it was roasted poorly.

Similarly, a light exterior can easily mask or hide internal scorching or invalid roasting profile.

The target for all of our coffees (excluding specific filter roast products that are intentionally roasted lighter) is medium.

Think cafe style and coffee that is best suitable for espresso or traditional brewing devices.

What's critically important to us is that we extract maximum goodness for you to enjoy.

After 20 years and hundreds of thousands of batches, we think our Tier 1 infrastructure, skills and experience surpass the market.

did you know about

Ground coffee

Ground coffee will lose around 80% of essential vitality after 15 minutes oxygen exposure. Even ground coffee inside of a sealed, unopened bag will stale considerably within 2 weeks.

Some brewing applications, such as espresso, require roasted coffee in peak freshness to produce a delicious extraction. Other brew methods are less sensitive to the impact of staling coffee.

To ensure freshness, we never hold, store or manufacture any ground coffees. All our coffees are packed as whole beans within 1hr of roasting to lock in freshness.

When a customer orders ground coffee, we take fresh roasted beans, cut the seal, grind, clean and re-seal within 60 seconds. All at the moment your order is packed for dispatch.

We recommend for the best coffee experience to consider purchasing whole beans and grind only enough to brew just moments beforehand.

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 40 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 37 Total 4 star reviews: 3 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
40 reviews
  • GR
    Garry R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    First Time Taste

    First time we have bought these beans........found them really enjoyable.

  • MK
    Moe K.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely satisfying

    Fast delivery and absolutely fantastic service. Aboveall, these freshly roasted sunatra beans are just out of this world. Icredible quality beans superior extraction and taste love them will never be going back to supermarket beans trying my first batch I will alays be buying more off JFR. Thank you.

  • AK
    Andreas K.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Needs a fine grind. Once you have it dialled in the coffee is brillant.

    Took a bit to get the grind right, had to go a lot finer. Rewards were worth it.

  • JC
    Joanne C.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Spicy taste.

    A good coffee with spicy taste.

  • BZ
    Brendan Z.
    Flag of Australia
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Nice and strong.

    One of the only coffees to give us the strength in our machine we need.

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