Aged Sumatra arrived on the Roastery scoop bar on Monday, September 19, 2016. It's a very special coffee that is harvested, and then stored for years in a warehouse in Singapore where it's aged. Every 6 months, the burlap sacks containing the unroasted coffee are tested and rotated.
Back in 2009, on StarbucksMelody.com, I wrote an article on Aged Sumatra, one of my first blog posts ever. It still holds up as having valuable information on Aged Sumatra:
The design of this year's card is intended to be reminiscent of the development of the aging process. Like a tree's rings as it ages each year, the rings on this card are symbolic of the years it takes to create this rare coffee. The evenly spaced triangular shapes among the rings is meant to remind you of the evenly spaced intervals of coffee bags being rotated, turned, and tested every six months.
It's been said many times, Aged Sumatra is Howard Schultz's favorite coffee.
I hope you enjoy it! (Sorry that my scans aren't perfect).