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 only fresh red cherries will be purchased. Naturals are spread into a drying house or on raised tables to dry. Indonesia is perhaps best known for its unique wet hulling process (giling basah). Though its exact origins are unclear, wet hulling most likely originated in Aceh during the late 1970s.
TASTING NOTES: Raisin, Lemongrass, Spices
REGION: Pantan Musara, Pegasing, Sumatra
FARM: Various smallholder farmers
PRODUCER: Small Holders
PROC. METHOD: Natural
ALTITUDE: 1550 masl