Not your average Sumatra coffee! Beautiful prep and screen, very unqiue for a wet-hulled coffee but does come with a higher price tag, the terroir of Sumatra (thick and darker toned) but on a much cleaner profile with hints of acidity (lighter roasting), and soft fruit that come though in the cup even though its a traditional wet-hulled coffee.
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: A very cool jazzy cup for an Indo! Lighter roasts have a little lemony acidity upfront giving some sweet & floral tones at lighter roasts. Pulls some balance with a spicy and earthy (the good kind) chocolaty factor. Very clean cup that is drinkable and balanced at lighter (might say medium roast) roast points, which is pretty unique for a Sumatra. The cup still shines best at a little fuller roast, medium to borderline dark. It will get much fuller bodied and become a lower acidity cup. The acidity does give a slight crispness even at these darker roasts giving a lot to the depth to the cup. Fuller roasts will turn more into a chocolaty spice noted treat. When roasting into 2nd crack one will add 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 much more uniform than most other wet-hulled coffee. Low in chaff and tasty from light to dark. Light roasts for those who enjoy more acidity in the cup, for everyone else, a nice medium to dark roast will let these beans shine.