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Beacon Coffee Roasters



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Tasting Notes: Roasted Walnut, Granola, Chocolate Fudge, Spiced

Grown By: Gayo Arabika Mahkota Indonesia (GARMINDO)

Region: Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh District, Sumatra, Indonesia

Altitude: 1,200-1,500 meters above sea level

Process: Wet hulled and dried in the sun

Roast Level: Light-Medium


Sumatra Mandheling coffee is grown on the lofty volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near the port of Padang, in the Batak region of west-central Sumatra.  The members of the Gayo Arabika Mankota Indonesia Cooperative, GARMINDO, excel in delivering a quality cupped coffee with a well-balanced flavor profile of Roasted Walnuts, Granola, Chocolate Fudge and a spiced finish.

Giling Basah, the unique method used in the production of Sumatran coffees, results in a very full body with a concentrated flavor, garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish. It involves hulling the parchment off the bean at roughly 50 percent moisture content (compared to 10 to 12 percent moisture, in most other regions). This unique process results in Sumatra's trademark flavor profile (low acidity, richness that lingers on the back of the palate, and a chocolate finish) and gives the green beans their signature color.

Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1 is sourced from farms located in the Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. This region of Indonesia is also referred to as the Gayo land because the coffee farmers are from the Gayonese ethnic group. On average, producers cultivate coffee on 2.5 acres of land using their own micro-mills to depulp, ferment, wash and partially dry the coffee in the parchment. The parchment is removed while the moisture is high through the wet-hulling process (giling basah) and then the exposed bean is dried to a moisture percentage acceptable for export. This Indonesian processing method gives the bean its unique color and the hallmark Indonesian profile.

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