Aged Sumatra

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

History

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.

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Reviews (14)
Average rating:
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Bernard from Kamuela, HI on 8/8/2018. Drinking Peet's since since.

Remains the best coffee offered by Peet's and thus also the best coffee in the world. Heavenly fragrance -- rich, earthy, somewhat smoky, the very essence of coffee, great body, no acidity at all, lingering taste, simply unbeatable. I use it for espresso, where I have to mix it with a somewhat sharper taste; I use Peet's Italian Roast, which complements it very well, giving more punch without introducing any acidity nor reducing its palette of flavors and tastes.
When Peet's offers Blue Batak or Peaberry Batak, then I replace the Italian Roast with the Batak -- less body, but the flavor and taste mix with the Aged Sumatra is just the absolute best!

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Dave from Buffalo, NY on 3/21/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2014.

This is a fantastic coffee. It remains one of the two Asia rim coffees I drink on regular basis. It is fantastic when pairing it with a meal or drinking it alone in the afternoon. I prefer dark roast and AS remains strong without bitterness to the taste. I highly recommend.

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Buz from Atlanta, GA on 2/26/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1990s.

After many years of trying just about all of them, this is probably our favorite. Nicely aromatic with a smoky-woodsy feel, rich yet still very smooth. It does not have the caffeine kick you get with some other brands.

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Jack from Boca Raton, FL on 2/22/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1970.

Been drinking Peet’s since I lived in Berkley in 1970, moved to L.A. and every other month or so I had to drive up to get a stash of Peet’s to last me. Once they went mail order it became monthly and easier. I Moved to New York and continued with Peet’s as there is no other coffee like it anywhere. Now in South Florida, I continue my 2lbs of Aged Sumatra monthly with a mixed flavor every so often. In my son’s school (FAU university Boca) they have a Peet’s coffee stand, it makes my trips there happier! There is nothing as satisfying as a cup of Peet’s coffee anywhere!

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Mike Doyle from Mendham, NJ on 11/14/2017. Drinking Peet's since ~2010.

I'm struggling with the rating for Peets Aged Sumatra. I read the reviews and purchased it based on those and reviews of other roaster's Sumatra coffee's. I am a long time user of Chemex Coffeemakers (over 30 years). I can't get this coffee to the point that I like it (e.g. vs Major Dickason) in the Chemex. I've tried changing concentration (15x to 17x), water temp (195 to 204), pouring technique, stir no stir, etc. The coffee taste "flat" chalky, burnt notes, etc. None of the nuance that I expected. I've moved the coffee to my office where I use a French Press, while it is better it's still not what I expected.