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Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak


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1 Star
$15.95
8 oz
Smooth and earthy with deep, syrupy body and sweet herbal notes.
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For centuries Batak tribe members in the Lintong district on Lake Toba's southern shore—Sumatra's prized coffee-growing region—have cultivated big, bold coffees like this one in their backyard gardens.

After the ripest cherries are handpicked, they're painstakingly wet-hulled in small batches. This unique processing method, which requires constant attention due to humid climate, gives the unroasted beans a distinct blue tint and contributes to the complex herbal flavor, redolent of the lush, fertile land.

This Starbucks Reserve® coffee is available only at select times and stores, so be sure to enjoy it when you can.

Tasting Notes Earthy and sweet herbal notes.

Region asia-pacific

Producer:  Members of the Batak Tribe in their backyard farms

Elevation:  1,200 - 1,600 meters (3, 900 - 5,200 feet)

Coffee Variety:  Catimor and Typica

Processing Method:  Semi-washed

The Batak people have been living in this area and growing coffee for centuries. The high elevation and fertile soil create ideal growing conditions for arabica coffee.

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Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak
 
3.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 15 customers

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Bad service

By Servers

from Chattanooga, TN, USA

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

Bad servers make Starbucks an unhappy place. The servers don't even smile when you walk in,!!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Coffee

By Chris307

from Kalamazoo, MI

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

This is an excellent coffee. My husband and I agree that it is different from the regular Sumatra we love. this is less bitty at the end and has a nutter flavor vs the more earthy tones of the regular version. This coffee has a lighter feel and flavor, but still full of flavor.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great coffee experience

By Harry79

from Amityville, NY

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

A must have brew!! For anyone who who is a fan of Sumatran coffee but wants something different should sample this at their local Starbucks that has a Clover machine inside.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not good at all

By Moldtech

from East Haven, CT, USA

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

not what SB'S put it out to be this is the 4th buy I made on line and the 4th and last time....

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Wifes Fav

By Lyfsfun

from Minot

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

My wife is crazy for the Blue. Keeps the wife happy so I'll be back for more. Best part it's really good.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a good one!

By addict39

from Boston area

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

Deep, dark, smooth taste. Very nice. I would buy it again, despite its cost.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

When it's right, it's worth the wait!

By Raul05

from SE Ohio

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

When it's right you will know it. This coffee took me a little time to discover it's flavor range and what to expect with each cup. Some things are worth waiting on! A true cup of enjoyment!

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed

By Fuzzle

from Missoula MT

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

I love Sumatra coffee - specifically AGED Sumatra that I can no longer find at Starbucks where I've always bought it.
This Blue Batak does not, in my opinion, even taste like a Sumatra coffee.
I'm VERY disappointed.
I think a Starbucks "Clover" machine could redeem it, but ha ha not gonna happen!
Last ditch effort: REVERSE French Press - pull the coffee beans UP instead of pressing DOWN.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

absolutely fantastic

By Matt

from Cleveland, OH, USA

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

Let me start with the aroma. This is one of those coffees you can't keep your nose out of. Wonderful deep scent. As for taste, made this in a French press. Nice bold flavor, not overpowering. Full body, by far one of the best coffees I've had in a long while. If you like smooth yet bold dark roasts, this ones for you.

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

weak flavor

By bear60010

from 60010

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Comments about Starbucks Reserve® Sumatra Blue Batak:

Good body but weak in the flavor side.
Won't do this again.

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