Sumatra, Pantan Musara

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Roasts and ships Monday through Thursday.

We Taste: Caramel, Apple, Citrus
Process: Washed
Varietal: Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Catimor, Abyssinia
Region: Pantan Musara
Altitude: 1,500 masl

We’re excited to offer our first ever Sumatran coffee. This is a washed processed coffee, which is a bit unusual for Sumatran coffees which are typically processed by wet-hulling. This coffee caught our attention due to how juicy and clean it is, as well as having a very distinguishable contrast of caramel, cola, toffee and apple, citrus, and cooked fruit.

Where is it from?

This coffee comes from a small mill in the Pegasing district of Takengon, in Sumatra's coffee-famous Aceh region. The mill serves several small coffee producers within the Pantan Musara villages; several years ago, these producers were dislocated from their homes and land because of a natural disaster, and they have rebuilt their lives and farms with a new focus on coffee. Unlike the vast majority of other Sumatran coffee receiving and processing centers, this mill is producing Washed coffees, as well as Naturals.

Coffee is delivered to the mill by producers in the area, and for Washed coffees, only fresh red cherries can be purchased. The Washed coffees are fermented for 36 hours after being depulped, then washed four times to remove the mucilage. It's then spread into a drying house or on raised tables to dry for 14 days or so.

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