Putra Gayo

Green Grape. Fruit Leather. Chocolate. Cinnamon.
$23.00 / 12oz
Coffee Review
Body: Syrupy
Acidity: Juicy
Producer: Smallholder Farmers
Variety: Ateng. Bor Bor. Catimor. Timor.
Growing Elevation: 1400-1650
Processing: Washed
Certifications: Microlot
Region: Aceh. Sumatra.

Iwannitosa Putra is the owner of Putra Gayo, a mill and farm in Aceh, Sumatra. Iwannitosa specializes in both washed and natural coffees, as opposed to the common Sumatran processing method of wet hulling the coffee. This means that we get all the lovely fruit and spice notes that are common to Sumatra, while foregoing the overwhelming earth and mustiness that can be present in a wet hulled offering. This particular lot is resplendent in notes of green grape, dried cherry, chocolate, and cinnamon.

This microlot coffee comes from the Putra Gayo farm and smallholder farmers. Aceh, in northern Sumatra, is known as an incredible region for coffee production. The average farm is one hectare and 80% of smallholder producers are women. Most smallholder farmers grow their coffee amongst many shade trees including lamtoro, banana, orange, avocado, and jackfruit trees. Ripe coffee cherries are delivered to the Putra Gayo Mill where they are then pulped, fermented for 10-12 hours, and dried for about 10 days.


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