Cupping Notes: Almond, Baking Chocolate. Mellow with tart fruit acidity
Farm Notes: The Bergandal Farm located in the Bener Meriah sub district of the Gayo region. This estate was first established by a Dutch company in 1924. The farmer, Sakdan, comes from a family that used to work for the Dutch at the Bergandal Farm. His family was gifted a part of the farm and Sakdan and his family work the land to this day.
Our Notes: Sumatran coffees begin to arrive at US docks months before the awaited arrival of the season's Centrals; they are the perfect coffees to add to the offering list during the lull.
We spent weeks roasting and cupping a lot of Sumatran offerings before landing on this coffee.
This selection highlights what a great Sumatra should offer in the cup. It's a deep, full-bodied experience loaded with sweetness without the acidity typical of most other origins.
On top of that, we kept adjusting the roast profile until the almond tones screamed to the front - afterwards a nice tart finish keeps you coming to the cup for more.
Experiment with brewing methods with this coffee. The Wave brings a heavy-bodied tart cup, Chemex cleans it up and accentuates its inherent sweetness. Even batch brewing will surprise you.