Not your average Sumatra coffee! Great prep and screen size, very unique for a wet-hulled coffee but does come with a higher price tag. Holds the terroir of Sumatra (thick and darker toned) but on a much cleaner profile, more of a straight chocolate cup instead of being loaded with peat and overly earthy. Hints of acidity and soft fruit tones can be found at medium to borderline dark roast, which also separate it from “average”.
Harimau Tiger captures the classic characteristics of a Sumatran coffee while also offering a sweet, cleaner profile and higher cup quality than a standard “Mandehling Double Pick.” We look for coffees that have a balance of sweetness with the earthy, herbaceous, and savory notes that are common to coffees from this region, and we pay close attention to the uniformity of the prep in these lots.
Tasting Notes: Best from a medium to dark roast, wet-hulled coffees are not light roast coffees no matter how tasty. Hints of citric crispness with a little sweeter chocolate edge, pulls some balance with some earthy spice (the good kind). Very clean cup for a Sumatra that is drinkable and balanced from a medium roast and beyond. The darker you roast, the fuller the body gets along with reducing any hints of acidity. Into second crack will turn more into a chocolaty spice noted treat but will reduce the sweeter edge. Picks up some complimenting roasty and smoky tones into the more bakers chocolaty cup profile.
Roasting Notes: Easy to roast for a Sumatra coffee being such a gem. Roasts uniform for a wet-hulled coffee but one will still some diversity. Low in chaff and tasty from medium to dark. Often takes a little longer to achieve darker roasts, setup really smooths out the cup, we drink them after 24 hours but some may want to wait 3-4 days to ensure rich and smooth characteristics.
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