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Sumatra Aceh

  

Among coffee-producing countries, Sumatra is a remarkable sort of outlier: Though the Pacific island came to grow coffee because of European influence like much of the rest of the "New World," the coffees produced in this region are special and specific to the terroir, traditions and culture of Sumatra.

Aceh is the province at the northernmost tip of Sumatra.  Coffees are grown in the shade, in the mountain basin surrounding Lake Tawar.  This fair trade lot comes from the Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic coop of small farmers still in the process of rebuilding after an earthquake in 2013, many are also widows who lost their husbands due to periods of political conflict.   Sumatran coffee is traditionally one that exhibits cup characters of a heavy body, sweet cedar, bell pepper, distinct herbaceousness, earth, and balsamic vinegar. 


Cupping Notes:   Syrupy notes of dark chocolate, cherry and hints of black licorice.

Roast Level: Dark