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Sumatra Organic Bener Meriah Burni Telong Grade 1
Aceh 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.
Grower: Smallholder farmers organized around PT Indokom Citra Persada
Variety: Tim-tim, catimor
Region: Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia
Harvest: October – January | April - June
Altitude: 900-1,600 masl
Soil: Volcanic loam
Wet hulled and dried in the sun
Cupping Notes: Dried Date, Roasted Walnut, Bakers Chocolate
Roast Level: Medium/Dark
**Subscription holders: Please keep in mind that we try to always keep Sumatra in stock but the crop/harvest will change from time to time- If we ever run out of Sumatra, we will contact you to find out what you would like your subcription switched to. Thank you!
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