Aged Sumatra

Known for complex flavors originally developed on Dutch spice trade voyages, now imparted by our aging method.
$17.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Rich and ample-bodied. Dried fruit sweetness, tropical wood and herbal notes.
  • Flavor Category
    Herbal / Earthy
  • Roast Level
  • Origin
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About this coffee

Roast Level

Aged Sumatra
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Press Pot
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How It Tastes

Rich and ample-bodied. Dried fruit sweetness, tropical wood and herbal notes.


It comes to us from the Indo Pacific, but Aged Sumatra is really a gift from the Dutch. The unique and complex flavor of this rich coffee owes its origin to long journeys across the trade routes, when the beans were transported with spices in wooden-hulled ships. Mr. Peet, also of Dutch origin, was instrumental in spreading the wealth of this "spice box of flavors" here. He knew how hard it is to find really good aged coffees. Most exporters aren't willing to endure the lengthy aging process before selling their beans. And not all of those who do it start out with beans good enough to become aged coffee for Peet's customers. The aging process deepens flavors while also mellowing them, accentuating certain notes over others — but it doesn't add flavor to mediocre beans.

Worth Noting

Even when you start with the right coffee, you also need the right climate. Aging has to take place in a tropical environment where the beans can absorb moisture during the monsoon season, and release some of it during the drier months, without ever being allowed to dry out completely. That's how the coffee develops its concentrated body and distinctly nuanced aroma.
Perfecting the process

Coffee, 50 Years in the Making

We've learned a lot in 50 years. From tasting coffee three times before the beans even arrive at our roastery, to waking up at 4am to deep-roast each bean by hand, to personally testing every order before it ships —everything we do is committed to bringing you the freshest, fullest flavor in every cup.

Freshness Guarantee

  • Roasted to Order

    Once you place an order, we wake up at 4am to roast your beans in small batches

  • Sealed for Freshness

    Every bag is sealed immediately using our special packaging techniques.

  • Same day Shipping

    No sitting around and no warehousing, your coffee is shipped within 24 hours.

  • Delivered to Your Doorstep

    Check the roast date on your bag. (Spoiler alert: it's really fresh!)

Reviews (19)
Average rating:
from ATL , GA on 7/25/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2018.

I left Starbucks Sumatra for Peet’s Sumatra. It flavor profile is complex, has depth and a smooth finish. It is consistently the same. I live in Atlanta and have to purchased my Peet’s from the grocery, but I am still very pleased. Whenever we have guests, they always love the coffee and ask about the brand. I snap a picture of the Peet’s Sumatra bag and send it to them!

from Kamuela, HI on 4/24/2019. Drinking Peet's since 50 ye.

This has been my go-to coffee for the last 15 years. I drink exclusively espresso, dislike acidic coffees (pretty much all coffees from Central America and from Hawaii where I live), and prepare my own blend from three Peets' coffees. Aged Sumatra is the foundation, as it offers incomparable body and flavor. The other two are usually Minas Naturais and one of Italian or French roast and those I will occasionally substitute with other coffees, not all from Peets, but I have never found an equivalent to the amazing Aged Sumatra from Peets. If you like coffees with low acidity, rich body, and wonderfully complex earthy flavors, this is the best possible choice.

from Hobe Sound, FL on 2/24/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2005.

This was our favorite for years and it was completely consistent until recently. The last batch was very poor flavor and totally unlike the previous roasts. Something changed dramatically for the worse. Customer service was great and we received a replacement of French Roast immediately.

from Brentwood , CA on 11/21/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2000.

My fav coffee! Worth Every Penny. Only thing better is the Blue Mountain which is an annual treat :)

from Buffalo, NY on 8/22/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2014.

Great coffee and flavor. I love this coffee and have tried others but keep coming back to this one consistently.