Green coffee beans from Vietnam, Sumatra & India
Indonesia, Australia, India and Vietnam produce a great variety of coffee beans, which vary in flavour enormously. Java coffee & Sumatran Coffee (Indonesian Coffee regions) are prized for their richness, full body, long finish, earthiness and gentle acidity. Indian monsooned coffee mutes the acidity and has a heavier body often appropriate to add depth to an espresso blend. Our Vietnamese coffee is 100% Arabica and has good body & strength with a hint of pepper and spice. It is ideal for the popular Heavy French roast styles.
You can really enjoy roasting these coffees that are very forgiving. Try roasting to a medium level initially past first crack and well onto second, then taste. We find that the Vietnam is a very pleasant coffee, the Sumatran crisp and slightly acidic the malabar a little 'chalky' and the Java forgettable. Then see the transformation from a medium and heavy roast, the Java & Sumatran come alive, the Vietnam and Malabar become real headbangers but if roasted correctly not overly astringent or bitter.