Location: Pegasing district, Aceh region Landed: June 2022 Altitude: 1,550 masl Varietal: Gayo1, Gayo 2 & Abyssinia Process: Natural Flavour profile: Guava, parma violets & chocolate Category: Limited & experimental
Sumatra is a fascinating origin, unique even among its fellow Indonesian coffee-growing islands and areas. The vast diversity that has been found there is one of the exciting reasons that Cafe Imports are always happy to go back, and to face cupping after cupping after cupping of Sumatran coffee in search of something special. Through this rigorous process they have discovered producers and developed long-term partnerships with both individual farmer/collectors and cooperatives of various smallholders. They are also able to work with these partners to request (and pay more) more selective picking and processing, and they have undertaken several experiments with special-prep Wet-Hulling, to varying degrees of success.
ABOUT PANTAN MUSARA
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 only fresh red cherries will be purchased. Naturals are spread into a drying house or on raised tables to dry.