A nice, fresh and tasty aggregate production coffee. First new crop Sumatra offering!
Sourced from many small holders in northern Sumatra and brought in by our buddies at Cafe Imports. They do a wonderful job creating the classic Sumatra profile from a multitude of small lots. On average, producers cultivate coffee on 2.5 acres of land using their own micro-mills to depulp and dry coffee.
Tasting Notes: Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, low acidity and full of those wonderfully complex dark chocolate, peat moss, smoky and spice tones; an earthier terroir, on the strong side, stout-like. A nice strong medium to dark roast coffee. Just touching 2nd crack gives a smoother mouthfeel and has a bit of sweetness upfront, darker into 2nd crack will turn thicker but also edgier and promote the smokier side of the profile. Great for Sumatra fans as a single origin drinker, or as a base in a strong and chocolaty blend.
Roasting Notes: As with most Sumatra coffees, the processing promotes a couple different shades in the roaster. It is normal to see some beans lighter than others. If shooting for medium roasts, make sure that you judge from the lighter looking beans, it’s important to get them all through first crack. When roasting darker, judge it by the darker looking beans – if they get too dark or burn, it gets a little ashy tone in the cup.