- Coffee is roasted fresh immediately prior to packaging
- Coffee beans are slow-roasted to bring out a fuller, more even flavor
- Whole bean coffee stays fresher longer
- Coffee beans are packaged to ensure optimal freshness
- A very low-acid coffee bean
Didn’t like the taste
We are from Europe, American style coffee isn’t what we like.
After this we tried “Coffee Bean Direct Brazilian Santos, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag”, this was much better.
Great price, even better taste!
These Sumatra beans are noticeably earthier than the Sumatra beans I’m used to getting from my local roasters. In fact, the “earthiness” is all I can taste. There really is no other flavor involved. I expect Sumatra beans to be mild, but these beans take it to a whole new level.
I was able to salvage this bag by blending in about 25% of CBD’s Dark Sumatra beans, but even that still doesn’t make a satisfying mug of coffee.
The two stars are for the speedy delivery (even on Super Saver) and packaging, but order a one-pound bag before getting this fiver.
Good Coffee, Good Price
excellent coffee beans
Very fragrant, enjoyable coffee. Well pleased with the product!
Coffee Bean Direct Sumatra Mandheling, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag
Makes a great pot of coffee
Light roast, fair trade organic beans are hard to find
It smelled nice….
My favorite coffee of all time was something sold by Starbucks called Komodo Dragon, and other coffees like it by Starbucks. It is missing a bitterness I associate with acid in coffee, a bite that, in its absense, allows you to taste the coffee. The lack of that distracting bitterness leaves the coffee with overtones of chocolate and berries and, well, all of the good flavors of coffee. I would drink the coffee hot, but more often cool, unsweetened, unflavored, since I found I could taste it much better when it was cool.
A few years ago, Starbucks changed their coffee from “Komodo Dragon” to “Komodo Dragon Blend”. It was still very close in flavor to the original coffee, which I think was all from a limited area.
But now it no longer has a good flavor. It has that bitterness that used to be missing from most Indonesian Coffees and specifically Komodo Dragon and Blend.
So I went off to try and find another decent coffee, something low acid, not bitter, and able to feed my five pound a month habit.
This coffee was labeled as a “very low acid coffee”. I had hope for it. I bought the smallest quantity I could see available, which was a five pound bag.
This is not the coffee that will replace Komodo Dragon – it is not even close. It is bitter, has the flavor of a central american washed coffee. If that is a flavor you like, you might like this coffee. Me? I’m not going to buy another bag, and I will probably make 2-3 pots to see if I can stand drinking it at all-I am very close to declaring it undrinkable and returning it..I want to make sure that I am only tasting this coffee – I cleaned the grinder and all that but I will make at least one more pot to be sure I don’t have any of the fail Komodo Dragon Blend in the pathway. If that comes out as bad as this pot I will likely return it – or give it to a neighbor or some such. Or drink it with some hazelnut syrup or even cardamom to mask the bitterness. Because it is not that low acid, unbitter coffee that Komodo Dragon Blend used to be.
And that is too bad.
Not very happy
Not what I expected for a Sumatra coffee bean
Not an earthy sumatra
If anyone knows about a earthy sumatra, Im all ears
I don’t get Sumatra at all here
It was not at all fresh. I have ordered directly
from Coffee Bean Direct before and this coffee was
GREAT! I thought I could save a little $ here and
not have to buy 25 lbs. to get free shipping from
the company. I am disappointed. Not worth the subscription
savings at all… AND, it took an incredibly long time to ship.
Bah! But I do thank those that picked it, packaged it, and
threw it on the truck!
GREAT coffee beans!!
Okay Sumatran, nothing special
It’s an okay coffee for the price, but not a great Sumatran coffee