Sumatra Reje Gayo

Lake Toba espresso


From the Reje gayo co-op, located in central Aceh, Indonesia. Reje Gayo is a mill servicing a number of smallholder farmers in this region. Most of these farmers have tiny pieces of land also planted with avocado, orange, guava cinnamon, and even banana. The avocados and bananas act as coffee shade plants.

Variety: Various Catimor types. Semi-washed. Grown at altitudes of 1200-1600 meters above sea level.

Roasting Notes: City ++ to Full City. For espresso hounds, try roasting it lighter to say, City +. Even at this lighter level, shots remain easy to pull - just pack the heck out of it with a strong tamper (40-50 lbs is not too much!). This makes for a huge amount of crema and very buttery, sweet mouthfeel when it's done right.

Cupping Notes: Elegant, malt aroma. Muted acidity, rustic vanilla chocolate flavor, pipe tobacco, sweet lingering aftertaste.

Note: these are unroasted green coffee beans