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Sumatra Samosir Batak

4 beans

This coffee is rated by 90 Customer Reviews

Posted by Lesley Pugh | August 27, 2009 09:32 AM

5 beans

This coffee is amazing. The best Sumatra I've ever had!

Posted by Jeannine | September 14, 2009 06:10 PM

1 bean

This is honestly the worst coffee I have ever had in my life. The aroma smells like hot sauce, and the after-taste is extremely bitter, strong, and tastes like onions. I would rather drink instant coffee with 50 tablespoons of sugar, than drink 4 ounces of this coffee. Watch out.

Posted by alexander c | September 14, 2009 06:16 PM

1 bean

uh..... ew....

Posted by Steve | September 20, 2009 04:31 PM

4 beans

Coffee from Sumatra is very unique. For some people, including me, Sumatra is their favorite coffee origin because they like an earthy, pipe tobacco, apricot taste... For others, Sumatra basically tastes like dirt. Sumatra Samosir Batak is a great coffee, but make sure you actually like coffees from Sumatra before you buy.

Posted by Commakaze | September 23, 2009 06:28 PM

5 beans

One of the best coffees I've had at home. I love dark roasts and Indonesian coffee, and bought this specifically for the pipe tobacco notes. That, the creaminess and the apricot are all present for my palate. This put the other dark roast we currently had to shame.

Posted by Annie | September 25, 2009 01:52 PM

5 beans

I love this coffee. Great flavor.

Posted by Chris | October 02, 2009 04:57 AM

1 bean

Sadly one of my least favorite coffees we serve. Very dark, bitter, with a lingering aftertaste. Possibly a coffee to try for those that love French Roast, but in my opinion it does not even have the redeeming qualities of a true heavy and dark coffee like French Roast.

Posted by Chris | October 02, 2009 04:57 AM

1 bean

Sadly one of my least favorite coffees we serve. Very dark, bitter, with a lingering aftertaste. Possibly a coffee to try for those that love French Roast, but in my opinion it does not even have the redeeming qualities of a true heavy and dark coffee like French Roast.

Posted by Renee | October 05, 2009 01:57 PM

1 bean

Previous bitter and dirt comments have described it well. Simply not for me.

Posted by jac | October 13, 2009 07:52 AM

4 beans

very good

Posted by kaybabe | October 15, 2009 07:52 PM

5 beans

this is my personal favorite!! gotta go back for cup after cup...

Posted by Tarabya | October 19, 2009 03:42 AM

5 beans

I tried this type once and I really loved it! I recommended to everyone!

Posted by Lesley | October 22, 2009 11:53 AM

5 beans

I love this coffee! It's my favorite and I'm hooked.

Posted by Lisa | November 04, 2009 11:25 AM

5 beans

Love the flavor. The aroma and taste remind me of time spent at my grandparents' house as a kid.

Posted by Nancy | November 05, 2009 09:49 AM

5 beans

LOVE this blend. I go every morning to the drive-thru and generally like what the 'coffee of the day' is, but today I finally had to call the store to ask which one was brewed today so I could purchase some to brew at home. YUMMY Just wish my work would serve Caribou!

Posted by h mamis | November 18, 2009 03:36 PM

1 bean

the only word that describes this coffee is "vile". Like drinking tobacco, and it leaves an aftertaste that is hard to get rid of.

Posted by iowacharlie | November 27, 2009 08:08 PM

5 beans

Sumatra makes, hands down, the best cup I have tasted in my 50 years of drinking coffee! I love it and, although I sometimes drink some of the other stuff that's around, I keep coming back to Caribou Sumatra. For me, it's the way coffee is supposed to taste. It's the way I would expect the coffee to taste in heaven!

Posted by Dean | December 13, 2009 03:07 PM

5 beans

This is exactly what I want my coffee to taste like! It is rich, clean, subtle, and a little fruity. The medium-dark roast as absolutely perfect for this bean. I wish everyone that says they love Starbucks could taste this. They would never go back.

Posted by Kare | December 21, 2009 08:26 AM

1 bean

This coffee is too bitter and woody. It's extremely dry on the tongue and leaves a very strong, lingering aftertaste.

Posted by Elizabeth | December 27, 2009 07:47 PM

5 beans

I love this Sumatra. It's the best I've ever brewed.

Posted by Greg | January 08, 2010 11:18 PM

5 beans

Smooth and flavorful!

Posted by Frank | February 03, 2010 04:00 PM

5 beans

A smooth, great tasting coffee.

Posted by Crowshooter | February 04, 2010 01:21 AM

5 beans

You can't be an American-style coffee drinker and like this. I found it to be tasty and memorable. Love the aroma! I've traveled through Europe a lot and agree with Europeans that the standard American coffee is very bland. If you like American coffee, you won't like this stuff. If you like to really taste your coffee, try this.

Posted by Wayne Pulford | February 04, 2010 08:02 AM

5 beans

It;s my favorite, deep rich taste but not to strong.

Posted by Dave | March 01, 2010 03:01 PM

5 beans

Great full-bodied coffee...add a bit of liqour into it as a relaxing night time indulgence!

Posted by Holly | March 05, 2010 10:00 AM

5 beans

I really enjoy the flavor...it's bold yet not too bold.

Posted by Rebecca | March 06, 2010 06:00 PM

5 beans

I absolutely love this coffee - it is rich and has a great aftertaste that needs no cream or sugar added.

Posted by Susan | March 23, 2010 12:43 PM

5 beans

This is by far my favourite coffee of any brand! I love the richness and the aroma is heavenly.

Posted by Sharon | April 08, 2010 03:22 PM

5 beans

Sumatra is a nice smooth coffee but has a bold, robust undertone.

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2010 09:43 AM

3 beans

Good... but it's never made my list of great enough to buy a pound of beans. One afternoon while I was drinking Sumatra and snacking on some almonds I made a terrific discovery; the combination leaves a chocolate after taste in your mouth.

Posted by Jay | April 10, 2010 08:37 AM

5 beans

I like a full-bodied coffee, but I drink decaf. This is the darkest Caribou has without going into the french/expresso roasts, which taste burnt to me. If I want burnt-tasting coffee, I'll go to that other store.

Posted by Annie | April 10, 2010 11:03 AM

1 bean

I don't like this flavor. It seems a bit too acidic for me and tips into my stomach. I have better luck with other beans.

Posted by siouxsieQ | April 10, 2010 02:12 PM

4 beans

I tried this once and couldn't figure out why it really tasted like no other coffee. Distinctly aromatic and yummy with cream & sugar. The aroma was one that I couldn't place. Then I read the package and read something about pipe tobacco. Having never been a smoker, I thought "eww". But I must say this is my 2nd favorite next to Costa Rican, which isn't offered right now.

Posted by ckemner | April 11, 2010 02:53 PM

1 bean

I didn't like the tobacco flavor. It just ruined the coffee. This was the first bag of coffee that we couldn't finish. The beans went straight to the compost pile.

Posted by Frank J. | April 12, 2010 04:29 PM

5 beans

My absolute favorite without exception. The best roast of this coffee is the one by Caribou.

Posted by Maddie | April 12, 2010 10:17 PM

5 beans

I'm a light roast person, but this coffee is bold and exciting and instantly became my favorite!

Posted by hlbartz | April 14, 2010 01:24 PM

5 beans

It's my favorite! It has a strong yet smooth flavor and smells great!!

Posted by JDub | April 25, 2010 02:10 PM

5 beans

I've tried a variety of Caribou roasts and Sumatra is definitely my favorite. It's dark, but not too dark. I've shared it with friends, and they now purchase from Caribou instead of a different Coffee House.

Posted by MLG | April 27, 2010 09:11 AM

4 beans

Every morning, I get a large bold - whatever it might be, and it is usually tasty. This morning, when I got to my office and took that first sip, I thought WOW THIS IS GREAT! So much so, that I just called the store to find out what it was - SUMATRA... outstanding!

Posted by Kim Zink | April 29, 2010 12:16 PM

5 beans

Love my Sumatra! Try it with white chocolate...yum!

Posted by Tom T | May 12, 2010 09:50 AM

5 beans

Smooth without too much acid. Strong flavor, but not too strong. Great coffee to start your day with.

Posted by Sean | May 16, 2010 08:53 PM

5 beans

It's the most delicious roast I've ever tasted. If I drink it black it's like enjoying a nice pipe tobacco; add a little sugar and milk, and it's like drinking caramel. I've tried some other local coffee house blends from Sumatra region, and they tend to be a tad more acidic than the mellowness of this roast.

Posted by michael | May 30, 2010 09:51 AM

5 beans

this was the BEST smelling coffee ever with a taste to match. i usually only buy Espresso roast, which i did here too, but this was by far a better tasting coffee

Posted by a04971 | June 07, 2010 07:53 AM

5 beans

This is the coffee that keeps me coming back to Caribou. From the first sniff to the last sip, your Sumatra brand is like no other (and I've tried all the others). This is truly a coffee with a unique, full-bodied, addicting flavor. Please keep this one around forever.

Posted by Tami | June 08, 2010 10:19 AM

1 bean

It's the pipe tobacco quality that isn't for me.

Posted by Carolyn | June 11, 2010 07:17 AM

5 beans

An amazing coffee. The taste is amazing

Posted by Jodi | June 14, 2010 04:48 PM

1 bean

bleh.

Posted by M Green | June 20, 2010 02:10 PM

5 beans

Everyone has a favorite coffee...well I hvae 2. This is the perfect cup of coffee for afternoons and with a nice dessert in the evenings. The coffee has such a rich taste, it could in of itself be a stand alone treat in the evening.

Posted by 124th worker | June 22, 2010 11:44 AM

1 bean

This is my least favorite coffee, it taste bitter, smells skunky, has a terrible aftertaste, and is just flat out terrible in my opinion.... i love the bou, but i really cant stand sumatra...

Posted by J.R.C. | June 22, 2010 03:11 PM

4 beans

Love this and most every coffee Caribou has!

Posted by Megan | July 01, 2010 10:08 AM

5 beans

Love this coffee. It's always been my favorite. I like the pipe tobacco undertones.

Posted by MericaMay | August 16, 2010 09:12 AM

5 beans

one of the few coffees that doesn't make my stomach upset.

Posted by Tim | August 20, 2010 02:35 PM

5 beans

Strong but oh so smooth. My favorite.

Posted by nevia sullivan | August 31, 2010 07:36 PM

5 beans

this coffee is robust and very flavorful I love it. And what I am most interested in is that it is naturally processed or (water processed)from what I understand and that is important to me. Thank you

Posted by Gregg | October 21, 2010 09:50 PM

5 beans

This coffee is for those of us that like a dark roast, but rich, complex, and full bodied. When freshed ground in a true burr grinder, and brewed in a quality machine with very hot water, it is THE best Sumatra I have had in 30 years of coffee drinking. We go through 2-3 pounds a month. However, probably not for the light, sweet coffee drinker.

Posted by Katie | October 28, 2010 10:09 AM

5 beans

Sumatra is an amazing coffee. The undertones shine through and create this wonderful tasting coffee. It has always been my favorite coffee because no other caribou coffee tastes like it. Apricot, Cardamon, Juicy. Perfect descriptors. If you want a medium roast coffee with just the slightest kick.. this is the perfect coffee.

Posted by F150Logger | November 08, 2010 09:14 AM

5 beans

Sumatra, is my Favorite flavor. I purchase a pound every week! Myself and others at work quickly shift from 1st gear to 4th in a matter of 3 sips.

Posted by J | November 22, 2010 08:38 AM

3 beans

Really tasty! I love Sumatra especially for the keurig.

Posted by Rebecca | November 24, 2010 03:05 PM

5 beans

Love this cofee- by far my favorite. Great flavor and doesn't have a bitter or a 'burnt' aftertaste to it. I only drink coffee black IF it is delicious and this is indeed DELISH!

Posted by Suzanne | December 02, 2010 12:36 PM

5 beans

Rich and smooth. Yum.

Posted by Bull | November 21, 2010 08:00 PM

5 beans

This is an excellent cup. I like this Sumatra better than StarBucks.

Posted by Richard | January 06, 2011 08:47 PM

5 beans

Full flavor with a slightly smoky taste, without being bitter or burned. It doesn't get any better than this coffee!

Posted by Sarah | February 03, 2011 07:57 PM

5 beans

This has an original flavor. Finally a decaf coffee that tastes like something. It is also a great mix with vanilla syrup.

Posted by Bonnie | January 13, 2011 01:40 PM

5 beans

This coffee has quickly become my FAV!!!

Posted by Jesy | February 14, 2011 11:36 AM

5 beans

This coffee is completely smooth to drink, delicious, this coffee has a end note of apricot which is amazing!

Posted by Johnathon | February 19, 2011 01:51 AM

5 beans

LOVE SUMATRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Johnathon | February 19, 2011 01:51 AM

5 beans

LOVE SUMATRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Chris J. | March 05, 2011 08:50 PM

5 beans

Everytime I would take the "Coffee quiz" this is one blend that came up consistently for me. I've always been reluctant to try it because of the description of "pipe tobacco." I finally gave in and tried it and I really like it! The full flavor is satisfying, mildly sweet, and has great body. In my opinion, it is more on the borderline of medium and dark roast. You notice the "cedarwood" flavor at the end. It is mild and not pungent or heavy like I thought it would be. Give it a try...you may be surprised!

Posted by Heather | March 21, 2011 08:53 AM

1 bean

This coffee is not my cup of coffee. The flavor is too bland for me.

Posted by Ken P | March 06, 2011 01:37 PM

3 beans

This is an adequate Sumatran but not as exceptional as most of the Caribou offerings. It is not big, bold and earthy. It is similar to Caribou blend--not as tasty though.

Posted by rhonda | April 10, 2011 05:51 AM

1 bean

This coffee is awful, when my local Caribou is brewing this, I am almost forced to hit Charbuks.

Posted by Wenny | April 10, 2011 11:01 PM

5 beans

I love this coffee so much...the sumatra coffee is really strong, that is the reason this coffee contains some Tobacco. Good starter in the morning!

Posted by Alesha | August 31, 2011 10:39 PM

1 bean

Sumatra tastes like drink rain water with ashes from an old woman's cigarette. In other words it is one of the worst coffees out there. It also smells like weeds/grasses/grains. Bring on the Peaberry

Posted by Mary | October 18, 2011 10:42 AM

5 beans

very smooth, great coffee to start your day with. love it.

Posted by Anne | November 18, 2011 10:16 AM

5 beans

This is our very favorite coffee from Caribou. We make it with an automatic espresso machine and it's never bitter and certainly doesn't taste like dirt! We've served it to all our friends and the only ones who don't rave, yes rave, about it are the ones who prefer their coffee to be what in our opinion would be incredibly weak and flat. Caribou's Sumatra has a wonderful aroma, makes a fantastic crema, is full bodied and has complex flavors.

Posted by Tia Halia | January 24, 2012 06:06 AM

5 beans

I love this coffee...I've been drinking it for over 20 years and yours is the only one that is OUTSTANDING...Occasionally when out of town had other Sumatra coffee from other places and once you have had Caribou Sumatra you will never want to try others...

Posted by Mary | December 20, 2011 07:56 AM

4 beans

WOW!! Having been a customer of that "other" coffee place that starts with an S for years, I was pleasantly surprised by the smoothness of this blend. It's a bit fruity, very silky, and NO acidic finish like the "other" place. Love this coffee!!!

Posted by Benjy | January 11, 2012 10:20 AM

5 beans

Loving it!!!

Posted by dan | January 18, 2012 07:46 PM

2 beans

not my first choice only because when first brewed it has the smell of cat urine ha ha taste is a little to mild for me

Posted by Carol | June 30, 2012 10:57 PM

5 beans

I always seem to appreciate the middle ground, and this Sumatra is a great coffee for those in-between light and dark. I use a french press and usually buy different bags of coffee; but when I got to this one I stopped! Tastes great black.

Posted by Logan | November 10, 2012 08:22 PM

5 beans

Best sumatra Ive ever had!!!! It has a great, full flavor. I have had many different brands of sumatra and Caribou is by far the best!

Posted by Pamda Bear | November 29, 2012 11:14 AM

5 beans

LOVE the Sumatra! There's just enough smokiness to it to keep the coffee a darker roast without being overly "ashy," and the initial juiciness is so good that you don't even need to add cream. This coffee french pressed is the absolute best.

Posted by Makayla | February 05, 2013 11:23 AM

5 beans

I love the wonderful taste of fall and the smooth substance in the coffee.

Posted by Makayla | February 05, 2013 11:24 AM

5 beans

I love the wonderful taste of fall and the smooth substance in the coffee.

Posted by Jennifer | March 05, 2013 11:44 PM

5 beans

Sumatra is my favorite coffee of all time!

Posted by Coffeedrinker | July 13, 2013 07:22 AM

3 beans

This blend brews a decent cup of coffee in espresso grind with a nice earthy tone and an indistinguishable light fruitiness. I missed the wood and tobacco undertones that I was hoping to taste. I would not buy this again. Even though it does represent the taste listed on the package, it does not represent the taste listed on this website.

Posted by Coffeedrinker | July 13, 2013 07:22 AM

3 beans

This blend brews a decent cup of coffee in espresso grind with a nice earthy tone and an indistinguishable light fruitiness. I missed the wood and tobacco undertones that I was hoping to taste. I would not buy this again. Even though it does represent the taste listed on the package, it does not represent the taste listed on this website.

Posted by Miss T | February 04, 2013 05:04 PM

4 beans

We are coffee lovers, we ususally buy Starbucks or Gevalia, tried this, and absolutely loved it....... very anxious to try a different blend, hope our next choice in Caribou is as delicious as Sumatra. Very Impressive

Posted by wspencer | March 19, 2013 06:18 PM

5 beans

Smooth and full flavored. Stirs the taste buds and the morning. Unforgettable richness.

Posted by wspencer | March 19, 2013 06:19 PM

5 beans

Smooth and full flavored. Stirs the taste buds and the morning. Unforgettable richness.