Christmas is the season that many people recognize as a time to get together with family loved ones, friends, or the community of people that make you you. Our goal was to offer a coffee that you could bring along to a gather, or gift it to someone knowing that they are going to enjoy the coffee. This is a nice smooth pleasant coffee, a hint of spice, some plum and nougat flavours throughout. This coffee will taste good with cream, or as a latte, it will also be terrific as a black coffee.
The coffee we roasted is from Sumatra, Indonesis, its a Catimor and Tim Tim variety, grown in volcanic soil from the Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh Province in Sumatra.
|Producer||Farmers organized around CV. Gayo Mandirj, Sumatra|
|Process||Fully Washed Process|
|Variety||Tim Tim & Catimor|
|Altitude||1100 – 1600 masl|
|Notes||Plum, Nougat, Spice|
Aceh (pronounced AH-CHEY) is the northernmost province of Sumatra. Its highland territory, surrounding Lake Tawar and the central city of Takengon, is considered to be the epicenter of one of the world’s most unique coffee terroirs. Coffee farms in this area are managed with the experience of many generations of cultivation, while also harmoniously woven into their surrounding tropical forests. The canopies are loud and fields are almost impenetrably thick with coffee plants, fruit trees, and vegetables, all of which are constantly flushing with new growth. Year-round mists and rain showers never cease, farm floors are spongy and deep with layered biomass, and almost every square meter of the region seems to exude life. Nothing is ever still. Including coffee ripening, which occurs ten months out of the year. This coffee is a regional blend of smallholder farmers from the regency of Bener Meriah, which surrounds Lake Tawar’s northern shore and is one of Aceh’s most prolific producing region. The composition of the coffee, quality, and milling and exporting all are managed by PT Indokom Citra Persada, an export group that works throughout Indonesia’s coffee origins but who has a dedicated mill and operations team in Aceh. Bener Meriah regency contains Burni Telong, an active volcano with an altitude of 2624 meters which is not only a focal point of the region for its looming presence, but also a major influence on the gifted terroir of this part of Sumatra. Since the coffee is sourced from around the base of the volcano and its area of influence, the exporters decided to name it in the volcano’s honor.