Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak
Smooth and earthy with deep, syrupy body and sweet herbal notes.
Earthy and sweet herbal notes.
Enjoy this with:
Savory herbs, cheeses and vegetables in your favorite quiche.
- At a Glance
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Producer: Members of the Batak Tribe in their backyard farms
Elevation: 1,200 - 1,600 meters (3, 900 - 5,200 feet)
Coffee Variety: Catimor and Typica
Processing Method: Semi-washed
The Batak people have been living in this area and growing coffee for centuries. The high elevation and fertile soil create ideal growing conditions for arabica coffee.
Of the thousands of coffees we encounter in our search for the best, only a precious few are deemed exceptional enough to become Starbucks Reserve® coffees, offered only for limited times at select stores.
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For centuries Batak tribe members in the Lintong district on Lake Toba’s southern shore—Sumatra’s prized coffee-growing region—have cultivated big, bold coffees like this one in their backyard gardens.
After the ripest cherries are handpicked, they’re painstakingly wet-hulled in small batches. This unique processing method, which requires constant attention due to humid climate, gives the unroasted beans a distinct blue tint and contributes to the complex herbal flavor, redolent of the lush, fertile land.
This Starbucks Reserve® coffee is available only at select times and stores, so be sure to enjoy it when you can.