Coming from family-owned farms organized around an export company called CV. Gayo Mandiri Coffee, located in the Gayo highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. CV. Gayo Mandiri Coffee is a family-owned export company that operates its own mill and collaborates with farmers to access the international coffee markets, ensuring greater earnings from direct trade relationships.
Tasting Notes: Nice and clean for a Sumatra cup. Fuller bodied and darker toned, low acidity with predominately chocolaty cup profile. Very classic tasting Sumatra stronger on the peat like tones and spice notes. A little sweet floral upfront and smoky in the aftertaste. Gets strong into the very dark roasts turning semi-sweet with very forward smoky bakers chocolate notes.
Roasting Notes: A decent quality screen on these beans keeps them easy to roast. Very little chaff. Wet hulled coffees will roast a little two toned, and are not the best light roast coffees. Shooting for a medium to dark roast will be wise, make sure the lighter beans make it through first crack. Most will like it borderline 2nd crack, as soon as you see any signs of smoke or oil on the surface, cool it out. Being already a bit lower acidity, we like to roast them a little quicker, retains a bit more sweetness with crisper tones.