This lot of Tambak Ruyung is from a pair of coffee collectors in the Ciwidey region, near Bandung. "Collectors" are intermediaries of sorts who buy partly processed coffee and full coffee cherry from small scale farmers and then process the coffee down to the dried seed/bean. In the case of these two, they are renting a small warehouse space replete with coffee huller in Ciwidey and producing mostly wet-hulled coffee (aka "giling basah". Whereas many collectors create large blends of all the coffee they buy, these collectors pay special attention to separating the lots that they buy by region The smaller lot sizes add a layer of quality control, not to mention more specific provenance. This lot is from Tambak Ruyung, quite close to their warehouse operation in Ciwidey.
This is another beautiful Farm Gate coffee that is great as espresso.
Cupping Notes: Palm sugar, strong earthy notes of tobacco, aromatic wood, and cacao nib
Brew Recommendations: Espresso, drip, French press, pour over
Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade
Varietals: Ateng, Typica
Region: Tambak Ruyung, Ciwidey
Process: Wet Hulled (Giling Basah) and Patio Sun-Dried
Altitude: 1200 -1700 meters
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