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Sumatra Wet Process Pantan Musara

*15 % discount automatically applied at checkout* A sweet and clean Sumatra, raw sugar and vanilla, honey aroma, root beer, pine, herbal hints. Dark roasts are very different, chocolate bittersweetness prevails. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

 

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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Typica Types, Modern Hybrids
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Pantan Musara, Aceh Takengon
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Covered Sun-Dried
Arrival date May 2020 Arrival
Lot size 30
Bag size 60 KG
Packaging GrainPro Liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Abyssinia, Ateng, Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Tim Tim
Grade Grade 1
Appearance 1 d/300gr, 15-18 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+
Type Farm Gate, Sale Coffee
Recommended for Espresso Yes

Pantan Musara is a high elevation region in Aceh Province, South Takengon. The coffee is made up of small-holders in the region who belong to a coffee cooperative called "Ribang Gayo Musara Cooperative". One unique aspect of this particular Sumatran coffee coop, is that they focus on processes like fully washed, natural and honey rather than 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 standards. The coop has also build large drying domes with both raised beds and patio space to dry their coffee. Farm altitude in this region starts at 1500 meters on the low end and tops out around 1700 meters above sea level. 

The smell of the dry, ground coffee has raw sugar and vanilla, and accents of wood spices and licorice root. The wet aroma is very sweet and clean, enticing raw honey sweetness is raised in the steam, an herbal note that hints at anise/licorice, and minimal dried fruit. The brewed coffee has a spiced-vanilla sweetness, just like the smells indicated, and the flavor notes echo "root beer", with an earth-toned burdock root accent. "Foresty" is an adjective that came to mind when drinking a pour-over of Pantan Musara, but not in the way a typical wet-hulled might have rustic, mossy flavors. This coffee has a perfumed pine aroma, much like an essential oil or natural air freshener. Full City+ roasting suits this coffee too, and the cup is so different than at City+. Dark chocolate notes are the prevailing flavors in the brew, bittering roast tones matched in intensity by underlying sweet flavors, and fruited accents crop up in the aroma. An excellent espresso choice as well when roasted to the darker roast spectrum.