FEBRUARY’S BEANS: AGED SUMATRA
$11.00 – $19.00
Flavor notes: bittersweet chocolate, tobacco, brown spice, earthy
Like certain wines and whiskeys are considered by connoisseurs to improve with careful aging, a few coffee regions (most notably, Sumatra) can benefit from the careful attentions of an expert to bring out the muted tones and wonderful nuances with this unique method.
Care and attention is given to the entire process of pulping, fermentation, hulling, drying, and storage, including moving the coffee back up the mountain from the mill in Medan to the warehouse in Aceh where temperature, humidity and airflow can be controlled more effectively. For the next 3-5 years the stored coffee is rotated every 2-3 months to provide more even distribution and airflow. Samples are taken and cupped at regular intervals to determine when it’s ready, and has achieved the aged cupping profile we’re looking for. Silky and heavy body, mild acidity, and sweet undertones of nutty, oak, toasted sesame, and tobacco.
*All orders are roasted the following Monday and shipped out (or available for pickup) the next day.
*Buy 3 bags and get $3 shipping!