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Raisin, Lemongrass, Spices

Original price €15,50 - Original price €59,00
Original price
€15,50 - €59,00
Current price €15,50


Various smallholder


Pantan Musara,




Gayo 1, Gayo 2,
Catimor, Abyssinia



Brew Advice

In: 19.5g
Out: 42g
Time: 29 sec

In: 20g
Out: 34g
Time: 27 sec

In: 17g
Out: 250g
Time: 2.00-2.30 minutes

Farm Structure

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.

Cafe Imports + Sumatra

Sumatra is a fascinating origin, unique even among its fellow Indonesian coffee-growing islands and areas. The vast diversity that we have found there is one of the exciting reasons that we are always happy to go back, and to face cupping after cupping after cupping of Sumatran coffee in search of something special. Through this rigorous process we have discovered producers and developed long-term partnerships with both individual farmer/collectors and cooperatives of various smallholders. We are also able to work with these partners to request (and pay more) more selective picking and processing, and we have undertaken several experiments with special-prep Wet-Hulling, to varying degrees of success. We continue to pursue more and more special microlots and alternative processing methods, and we feel that there is a lot of untapped potential in this powerhouse producing region: Washed coffees in particular have grabbed our attention and our palates, as has the increase in democratically organized associations of women coffee producers. Cafe Imports will continue to be on the ground in Sumatra, as senior green-coffee buyer Piero Cristiani nurtures the partnerships he has worked to establish there, and he continues to seek the best and brightest (and cleanest cups) that Sumatra has to offer.