Brewing Indonesian Coffee
Pantan Musara - Aceh, Sumatra - Indonesia
Producer: Various smallholder farmers from the Pantan Musara Village
Varietal: Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Catimor, Abyssinia (Mixed Varietal)
Region: Takengon, Aceh
This coffee from Indonesia is produced from a small mill in Pegasing, a Takengon district within the esteemed coffee region of Aceh, Sumatra.
It has been close to a decade since the tsunami hit the shores of Aceh. It was recorded as one of the deadliest natural disasters in the history of mankind. Ever since then, the people of Pantan Musara have been rebuilding and shifting their focus on coffee, producing both washed and natural processed coffees.
This coffee from Aceh is of a mixed varietal of Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Catimor and Abyssinia. Only fresh ripen berries are purchased and supplied by this mill which promotes a higher quality coffee in terms of taste and complexity. They are then spread into a drying house or on raised tables/beds for drying.
Honestly, this coffee from Aceh has gathered many fans from across the globe
and we are no exception. The coffee’s aroma is heavy on spices and red berries, medium to heavy bodied, syrupy texture, sweet like caramel, dark cherries, raisin, and dark chocolate with a nice liquorice after-taste.