Variety: Modern Hybrids (Abyssinia, Ateng, Tim Tim)
Altitude: 1500 – 1700 m.a.s.l.
Producers: Small Farm-holders (Pantan Musara of Aceh Region)
Notes: Palm Sugar, Grape, Blackberry, Tobacco, Cedar
Farm altitude in this region starts at 1500 meters on the low end and tops out around 1700 meters above sea level. One unique aspect of this particular Sumatran coffee coop, "Ribang Gayo Musara Cooperative", is that they focus on processes like fully washed, natural (dry process), and honey, in addition to the traditional wet-hulled that you mostly find from Sumatra. There's a greater financial return on these process methods, at least for the time being. They've refined their technique, each lot of coffee undergoing extensive hand sorting in order to prepare to grade 1 standard. The coop has also built large drying domes with both raised beds and patio space to dry their coffee. This is a wet-hulled lot and a real treat. There's SO much more going on in the cup than just earthy sweetness and rustic cup characteristics. Ribang Gayo has earth tones, sure, but also intense fruited sweetness, body, and waves of chocolate bittersweetness.
Note: To ensure the highest quality, all coffee is roasted to order. This can take 24 - 72 hours after the order has been received and according to the roasting schedule. You will be notified through email when the order has shipped or is ready for local pickup.