Pantan Musara - Sumatra
Pomegranate, Black Cherry, Herbaceous
Limited Time Offering
This coffee is an expectation-buster. Sumatran coffees have long been known for their earthy, savory qualities - in part due to the island’s traditional processing style. But recently, specialty-focused mills have been upgrading their processing methods in order to make quality and flavor gains. The impressive results are evident within this coffee. The cup profile is clean and round, with notes of dark cherry, a rich toffee sweetness, pomegranate acidity, and undertones of complex herbaceousness.
Producer Smallholder farmers in the villages of Pantan Musara
Region Pegasing district, Takengon, Aceh Province
Elevation 1550 masl
Variety Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Catimor, Abyssinia
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 by farmers to the mill, where only fresh red cherries are purchased. The beans are depulped, fermented for 36 hours, and then washed four times to remove the mucilage. The beans are then spread out to dry in a drying house or on raised tables for approximately 14 days.