Java coffee the 180-degree opposite of Central Americans. The "wet hulled method" of processing in the typical method used in the region and elicits entirely different results. Rather than of being known for their notes, Sumatran coffees are typically characterized by their full bodies and low acidity. Their aromas and flavors tend to be earthy, and spicy, Java coffee is truly special.
If it's the tastes notes of delicate florals and exotic fruits so common in South America or East Africa that you are after than Sumatra is not for you. Sumatra has a unique taste that lingers and a profile of chocolatey and earthy flavors.