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Sumatra Takengon Mandheling: is a bold cup of coffee. Big body, velvety texture, chocolate warmth, earth tones, and a hint of spice, it has all the traditional features of a Sumatran coffee.
ORIGIN: SUMATRA, INDONESIA
ALTITUDE (MASL): 1,300-1,600
PROCESS: WET HULLED
NOTES: BAKER’S CHOCOLATE, TOBACCO, TROPICAL FRUIT
CUPPING SCORE: 84.5 PTS
ORIGIN: Sumatra, Indonesia
This island country is located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Placed in the bean belt, which lies just south of the equator, with its volcanic soil, height and old growth forests, it is no wonder that Indonesia is among the world’s top 10 coffee producers. Coffee from this country is prized for its unique, unmistakable flavors that are warm, rich and nutty. One thing to note with Sumatran coffee though, is it often looks slightly disheveled. This is because producers use a wet hulled process. Weird yet wonderful is something to keep in mind.
REGION: Aceh Province
The Takengon and Atu Lintang coffee region of Aceh province, lies on the island of Sumatra. Sumatra is the nation’s top coffee producing island. Aceh is in the northern Gayo region, and is largely (92+%) farmed by small land owners that are using traditional and natural methods of farming. Coffee from this region, is unique with its earthy flavors, and thick, creamy texture. A great choice for those who enjoy an uncomplicated coffee.
Producer: Jagong Mill
A family run mill that has full control over the processing and milling from start to final export. This allows the farm to avoid many issues such as difficult supply lines and costly time issues that can lower a coffees quality. Revenue from the mill is used to enhance more sustainable, social and environmental farming methods, such as paying higher wages, and investing in irrigation systems, water reservoirs and terrace upkeep. These beans have also been sourced from surrounding family-owned farms in the same region as well. This producer group is titled Ihtiyeri Keti Ara (IKA), which loosely means “working for sustenance” in the Gayo dialect. Jagong Mill is owned and produced by Mr. Irham Junus, son Andi and daughter Ina. The Junus family has a focus on meticulous ripe cherry selections, which is uncommon. They also have noted that their coffee is washed with a clean water source, since they use the traditional wet hulled process for their beans.
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This is a very clean cup for a Sumatran. This is a typically deep bodied Indonesian coffee with some wonderful flavour and aroma. There are more than notes of chocolate and it’s reminiscent of authentic Mexican hot chocolate from Chiapas with hints of cinnamon. There’s a certain amount of fruity sweetness to it. I didn’t notice tobacco, but that could be a result of my roast. Over time I’ve used different roasts for Sumatrans. Early on I roasted fairly dark in the Full City+ to Italian roast range, then I was introduced to light roasted Sumatrans by a local shop and did that for a while (probably City+). Now I roast almost exclusively Full CIty and enjoy the balanced cup it provides. Kudos to Green Coffee Co. for finding a winner.
Absolutely love this bean… Definitely one of the top 3 on this site so far. I’ve been roasting it until second crack or just before… Definitely dark chocolate and tobacco… Thank you