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This isn't your typical Sumatran coffee. Then again, Quaffee isn't your typical coffee roastery. This atypical combination has yielded some very tasty results.
Let's start with why Quaffee isn't typical. They roast dozens of top quality speciality coffees every year, and do much of their sourcing directly. For a relatively small roastery, their coffee selection and quality punches far above weight. Turning our attention to this Sumatran, what is particularly unusual about it is that it is a fully washed coffee. While that isn't unexpected in most parts of the world, Sumatra is known for its Giling Bisah semi-washed processing method, which lends earthy tones to the coffee.
Whether it's the atypical processing method or not, there's no denying that this is quite a unique Sumatran. The clarity in the cup, as well as the sheer delicate nature of the flavours really took us by surprise. It has an incredible syrupy sweetness that reminded us of honey, caramel or maple syrup depending on the brew method. There's a medley of subtle fruit flavour, and most enjoyably, there's an intriguing spiciness that leans towards chili or jalapeno in some brews. The overall effect is like a sweet chili sauce. You've got to taste it to believe it!
We've loved this coffee pretty much every way we've tried it. Pour-over, French press, Aeropress... you name it, we've really enjoyed it. Buy a bag to sample a truly special Sumatran offering!
- Characteristics: A four-star complexity coffee, with berry fruit, caramel and with a hint of brown spice. A good medium mouthfeel is it quite morish.
- Roast used: We start with a medium charge, then a gentle decreasing ramp rate until the rate is increased into first crack, when it is slowed. We drop after 65 seconds of development.
- Region: Kayo Aro, Kerinci, West Sumatra
- Country: Indonesia
- Farms: Group of micro farmers each have half – two hectares
- Processing: Fully-washed, dried in greenhouses initially
- Altitude: 1,400-1,600 masl
- Cultivar: Arabica Lini-S, Andung Sari, Sigaran, P88 and Utang
- Harvest: November – April (2019)
- Packaging: GrainPro in Hessian