Despite its relatively young age, Ketiara quickly has established itself as one of the most-respected Fair-Trade cooperatives in the Gayo Highlands of Sumatra, producing excellent quality coffees, efficient contract performance, and focus on innovation and continuous improvement. The success of this Ketiara cooperative is attributed to the group’s leader, Rahmah, a tenacious and visionary woman. In contrast to the classic Sumatra profile dominated by notes of earth, cedar, and bell pepper, Ketiara’s coffees often feature fruit tones ranging from cherry and grape to citrus and pineapple, combined with lively acidity and creamy body.
Recommendation: We recommend ordering whole bean coffee for maximum freshness and flavor. Ground coffee starts to oxidize and age, resulting in a flat flavor. Customer satisfaction is not guaranteed for ground coffee.
Sampled the Sumatra Queen Ketiara, Cotidiano Espresso Blend, and Watchstander Blend as 18g double shots pulled through a Breville BES with good results on each. Our favorite of the three was the Sumatra.
Every month I love this coffee even more so I keep trying to think of something original to write… I still love the coffee… I still look forward to my morning cappuccino… Now I’ve increased it to three caffeine drinks a day…
Here’s my new addition… These guys really have it down… They have this super cool bag in which the coffee comes… It really is a piece of art in and of itself. AND......
It has the coolest thing I have ever seen to open and close a bag… It actually has a Ziploc zipper on the back… You don’t need to open the whole bag… You just pull the tag and open the zipper… It’s great…AND IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY....If the whole bag doesn’t fit into the grinder at the same time, you can be sure that coffee is just as fresh the next time
Every month I love this coffee more… One day I will take a picture… But just trust me on this one… Best ever
looking for the perfect coffee and this was not it
I am on AutoShip for this coffee… When I go to sleep I look forward to being able to have my espresso… This is absolutely the best coffee I have ever had… Even the bags are wonderful… And they are freshly roasted… I have not had a bad experience… And the owners are just great and really responsive
John M S.
This coffee immediately made its way into my rotation after the first bag. Dark earthy notes with balanced dark chocolate and a hint of that tobacco smokiness make this an excellent cup.
Best coffee I’ve ever had. Flavor is fantastic. I’ll be buying a lot more.
Love the packaging with side sealed pocket. Good idea
For a coffee freak, it’s a treat to find the best coffee I’ve had… It makes me look forward to waking up in the morning to know that my cappuccino will be there in 20 minutes
So worth it thank you UBORA
I was advised by a member of Seattle Coffee Co to try your coffee and I did. I love this one and really like the other one. But this is my fav and I will be ordering again. Fabulous coffee!
I'm a newbie and found Ubora through the recommendation of a friend. The Sumatra Ketiara single origin coffee is over the top delicious. I have sent it to friends for Christmas and have placed another order. The coffee is freshly roasted and shipped immediately. Highly recommended.
We love the smooth taste of the Sumatra Queen Ketiara.
Coffee beans are usually perfect. This time they don’t smell/taste as fresh. They also have a metallic taste. Please fix. I’ve really enjoyed receiving freshly roasted beans each week.
Sumatra beans are just the best if you like chocolatey notes.
coffee snob here..hate to admit it...because i am far from a snob....
THIS IS THE BEST THING TO ENTER MY LIFE IN ALL OF COVID!!!!!!..
thanks for making my Breville espresso even better.....cant wait for my next cup...
( now seriously, isnt this as good as a photo!!??!!)
Best coffee ever
Excellent coffee. Will continue to purchase this coffee.
Best coffee in the area. Arguably one of the best beans I've ever had.
Ordered this many times. This batch is stronger than the others.
So far, it is my favorite coffee, including Starbucks.
L. S. A.
The bag kept everything super fresh. The aroma is the first thing that gets you. Every coffee bean is different -- dry, oily, etc. I took a chance with my grinder and found that the setting I chose was just perfect. Great, aromatic cup of coffee.
Just bought for more bags of this yumminess!!!!
Love Ubora coffee. Always fresh, makes the best espresso.
As as home roaster I rarely buy roasted coffee online. But I heard some good things about the Sumatra and thought I'd try it. This is very good coffee, both as drip and as espresso. I also liked the fact that the company is veteran owned and operated. If you don't roast your own coffee, this is an excellent coffee to try.
I am a medium and dark roast fan and have had many Sumatra brands. Unless this was improperly marked, I would have to rate this as a light roast as even the aroma was that of a light roast. So I will go with the fact that this was not the Sumatra beans that I received.
I can't how many bags I've gotten... Every bag consistent and the flavor is outrageous!!
The roast of these beans are perfect. A great mellow pour.
This is my go-to coffee for my Breville espresso machine. Love it!
I've bought countless bags of Ubora coffee. I won't drink another bean. It's THAT good!
Mornings are so much better with my Ubora!
Really love the Sumatra blend !!!
It was just right! Very smooth and flavorful :)
Seriously delicious. I saw this coffee on SeattleCoffeeGear's YouTube channel and decided to try it. I'm really glad I did. I'll be getting more soon.
Wonderful! Love how freshly roasted it tasted! And the flavor was great! Will definitely be ordering again !
I always get a hand-written note with my orders that make me smile!
Sumatra Ketiara | Single Origin was my choice! Superb bean! Obura Team is exceptional for service and courtesy!
I'm so grateful for this Veteran owened/operated business and the perfect cup of "go juice" I get each morning as a result of their freshly roasted beans! I haven't haven't found a better tasting coffee bean anywhere else, and I plan on being a loyal customer for a very long time!
Best there is! Just got my 5lb bag and will certainly be ordering another.
Rich and flavorful. Hints of chocolate.
Love supporting local businesses!
Delicious as always!!!
WOW AMAZING COFFEE, THIS WAS OUR 2ND ORDER FOR THE Sumatra COFFEE BEAN AND THE PRICE WAS A BIG HELP TO A RETIRED DISABLED VERTERAN.
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT PRODUCT AND SERVICE
Literally one of the best beans I've ever had. Rich, chocolatey goodness!
All of the coffees I have tried at Ubora are extremely good but Sumatra is my favorite. The flavor is robust and strong. I make either a Cappuccino or a Latte every morning and this coffee, to me, is the perfect compliment. The flavor is not diminished one bit by the frothed milk or chocolate that is sprinkled on the top. Absolute heaven.
Another fantastic bean. Just had my first cup of Sumatra Queen Ketiara!
Words do not describe how satisfying this coffee is. Rich wonderful espresso......
Gotta try this, life isn't complete without it.
Thank you Tony!
Our favorite go-to morning cappuccino bean!! The richness wakes us and begins our day with a little smile everyday :)
Wonderful coffee as I like my coffee rich and bold and great tasting!!!
Some call me a coffee snob, to which I reply that I just know what I like and if what you got isn't it, I'll let you know. This Sumatra roast from Ubora is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES. Its dark and rich with a creamy texture on your palette and the subtle notes of tobacco leaves that you would think would be astringent, but add the perfect balance on your nose as you enjoy each sip. My favorite way prepare this roast is in a French Press since the oils play such a big role with bean. Sadly I had to move away from Augusta and can't stop in anymore, but now I order this roast by the 5 lb bag!
great coffee, wonderful flavor will keep buying the Sumatra
and thank you for your service protecting our country
I bought this coffee based on description: earth, tobacco and chocolate and assumed it would "french roast like": very dark, earthy dirty and lush...with oily black beans. Instead, what I got, were brown, dry beans appearing like cheap grade bulk beans in the grocery store. I like straight, dark, smooth, lush rich coffee with very little overtone. This was not that. This was coffee with a nutty, woody overtone that I did not like.
Can you recommend something in your line up closer to smooth lush French Roast?
Can’t live without it
Sometimes I can't help but look around and appreciate everything that I have to be thankful for. Kids running through the house and playing, my beautiful girlfriend painting in the room, and me sitting on the toilet while enjoying a nice cup of Ubora coffee. Life is good fellas.. life is good