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Sumatran Gegarang Village Co-operative Organic Fairtrade Coffee

Sumatran Gegarang Village Co-operative Organic Fairtrade Coffee

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  • Aeropress
  • Cafetiere
  • Espresso
  • Filter
  • Turkish

Taste

Coffees from Sumatra are known for their balanced and intense smooth, sweet body. This Fairtrade certified Gegarang is deep and full-bodied with a tangerine sweetness layered with heavy chocolate. We recommend this one rests for a few days after roasting to ensure the flavours are allowed to develop.


Facts


The history of Gegarang village was part of the Indonesian transmigration program that brought many Javanese people initially to the northern region of Aceh around Lake Tawar to reduce the over population of Java during the 1980s. The village has 46 members who grow their organic coffee on plots of around one hectare at an altitude of 1,500 to 1,600 metres above sea level; other crops include potatoes and beans. Gegarang village is only 4 kilometres from Jagong and is situated between Takengon and Lake Tawar.


Coffee was planted in Sumatra by Dutch colonialists in the late 1600s under the guidance of the Dutch East India Trading Company. With Europe's ever-increasing thirst for coffee at that time this commodity played an important role in the trade of Indonesia, as indeed it does today.

Description

Flavour Notes

Tangerine - Maple - Dark Chocolate

Facts

The history of Gegarang village was part of the Indonesian transmigration program that brought many Javanese people initially to the northern region of Aceh around Lake Tawar to reduce the over population of Java during the 1980s. The village has 46 members who grow their organic coffee on plots of around one hectare at an altitude of 1,500 to 1,600 metres above sea level; other crops include potatoes and beans. Gegarang village is only 4 kilometres from Jagong and is situated between Takengon and Lake Tawar.

Coffee was planted in Sumatra by Dutch colonialists in the late 1600s under the guidance of the Dutch East India Trading Company. With Europe's ever-increasing thirst for coffee at that time this commodity played an important role in the trade of Indonesia, as indeed it does today.

Details

Flavour Profiles Chocolate, Smokey
Roast Profile We roast this coffee to the darker side of medium/dark to bring out it's intense cocoa flavour. The green beans are incredibly hard and pretty being a much brighter green due to the processing method. Easy to roast this coffee is a delight.
Cupping Notes 1. Acidity - low acidity but the gegarang does have a delicious hint of tangerine/lime. 2. Sweetness - lovely sweetness 3. Body - deep dark velvety body. 4. Balance - A good smooth balance that will delight fans of Sumatra 5. Character - Rich and luxurious, with deep dark chocolate, and tangerine/lime notes, you'll want a second cup. By far our favourite Sumatran, this coffee is an absolute gem.
Origin Notes Sumatran coffees are mainly produced by a unique semi-washed process which is sometimes described as "wet-hulled" and is known locally as Giling Basah. In this process the coffee is picked, machine pulped (usually on the individual small holding) and then partly sun dried. The parchment is then removed revealing a whitish coloured, swollen green bean. The drying is then completed on the patio where the seed quickly turns to a dark green colour unique to Sumatra. This method brings about more body and often more of the character that makes Indonesians so unique and recognisable with flavours ranging from deep chocolate to tangerine funk. There are around 68,000 hectares of coffee cultivated in Aceh by 65,000 farmers, which makes the average farm about 1 hectare. Aceh is a well-forested region with as many as 300 trees per hectare; approximately 90% of the production in Aceh is organic. Altitude in the cultivated area of Aceh ranges from 800 to 1,600meters and coffee is harvested between November and May. The coffee varietals are mainly bourbon with some P88 and a little catimore, all of which is grown organically. The coffee is semi washed and wet-hulled, a process that involves the part-drying of freshly pulped beans before removing the parchment then allowing the swollen and ‘blanched’ beans to be sundried to a deep green colour. A very deep and full bodied coffee is the result with a tangerine sweetness lacing heavy chocolate. The harvest takes place between October and July and the coffee is stored in GrainPro sacks for shelf life longevity

Delivery

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501g - 1kg £15.00

1kg - 1.5kg £21.00

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Reviews

Beautiful
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This is a beautiful coffee to drink.
Excellent in cafetiere
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Great smooth but robust coffee - definite chocolate after taste.

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