Sumatra - Red Badger
Coffee is a fruit and just like strawberries and blueberries, it's seasonal! Our Sumatra Red Badger is currently out of season. If you loved its aromatic notes of fruits and herbs, you might like our Ethiopia Ardi.
FROM THE GEEK FILE
- PROVINCE: Aceh
- TOWN: Takengon
- PROCESS: Giling Basah
- VARIETY: Ateng, Typica, Jember
- ALTITUDE: 1,400-1,500 meters
- CUPPING NOTES: Pear, Cabernet Sauvignon, Juniper
Why You'll Love it: This complex coffee from the Indonesian island of Sumatra was processed with a unique method that produces beautiful, aromatic notes of fruits and herbs.
Story of the bean: In the Northern regions of Sumatra, small land-holders use an unorthodox coffee processing method called "Giling Basah." This fruit-removal process is unique to Indonesia because although the altitude and soil of Sumatra can produce outstanding coffees, the humid air and constant rains make it difficult to dry the coffee slowly as is done in much of the rest of the world. Giling Basah or "wet hulling" is responsible for the complexly sweet flavors in this coffee. These beans were wet-hulled and dried in the sun, resulting in a lightly tart, syrupy brew with notes of pear and juniper.