This lot comes from a collector near the mountain region of Gunung Teretit, in Sumatra's Aceh region. "Collectors" are essentially coffee buyers who purchase coffee from local farmers in the region. Typically, the coffee has already been processed down to the wet parchment and dried to roughly 50% moisture before being sold to the collector, who will then take the coffee back to their own facility where they will peel the parchment layer and dry the coffee the rest of the way (down to 10-12% moisture more or less). This method is what is referred to as wet-hulled, or "Giling Basah" as it is termed locally. This particular coffee collector has been working in coffee for a long time, both as an intermediary coffee trader, as well as dabbling in production roasting. A few years back, he invested in his own processing equipment and set up a washing station in Teritit ("Simpang" just means intersection, as this town intersects with the main connecting road). Most of the coffee he is buying is from farms in the surrounding areas of Bener Meriah, and also a little from Gegarang (Aceh Tengah), and altitude ranges from 1300 to 1600 meters above sea level.
This is another beautiful Farm Gate coffee that is great as espresso.
Cupping Notes: Tobacco, cocoa, barley, pepper cask, and peat notes
Brew Recommendations: Espresso, drip, French press, pour over
Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade
Varietals: Ateng, Jember, Tim Tim
Region: Simpang Teratit, Aceh
Process: Wet Hulled (Giling Basah) and Patio Sun-Dried
Altitude: 1300 -1600 meters
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