Sumatra Gayo Pantan Musara
March 31, 2021 Update:
The 2020/21 crop of this coffee is currently afloat (on a ship). Shipments are taking longer than normal on both land and sea. Pricing also subject to change as final freight costs are assumed.
Flavor Notes (subject to change upon landing and final cuppings): sweet and clean with a sugary mouthfeel, rich chocolate, clove, and praline flavors.
Coffee is delivered to the mill by producers, and for Washed coffees, only fresh red cherries can be purchased. The Washed coffees are fermented for 36 hours after being depulped, then washed four times to remove the mucilage. It's then spread into a drying house or on raised tables to dry for 14 days or longer.
- Origin: Indonesia, Sumatra, Pantan Musara
- Region: Pegasing, Takengon, Aceh
- Farm: Various smallholder farmers
- Variety: Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Catimor, Abyssinia
- Altitude: 1550 masl
- Process: washed
- Harvest: October - June
- Certifications: n/a
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.