Sumatra Gayo #2 (Washed)
Cacao Nibs, Grapefruit, Molasses
From Our Cupping Lab:
We found this coffee to be rich and layered. A liveliness of grapefruit wakes the palate and provides clean contrast to the rich molasses sweetness that purveys the rest of the cup. After the sweetness resides a lingering tone of chocolate rests and dries, we find most similar to cacao nibs. Overall its a great performing cup that can be enjoyed on a regular basis Unlike many other coffees that have an overpowering citrus front, the grapefruit present in this cup is just enough to be present in the medley of flavors.
Region: Pantan Musara, Pegasing, Takengon, Aceh
Varietal: Gayo 1, Gayo 2, P88, Catimor, Abyssinia
From Our Importer: Cafe Imports
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.