Sumantra, Gayo Mountains
Dark Chocolate, Hawthorn and Spice
Cover Image : Graffiti in Sheung Wan, shot by BeanCurious.
You can always tell when a Sumantran coffee comes your way. It has a flavour profile not found anywhere else, with haunting notes of earth and spice. On the northern tip of the island lies the Central Aceh district deep in the Gayo Mountains. Here, coffee growers practice organic farming and care for their crops on steep slopes at 1,500ft. The environment is idyllic for coffee growing. The plants grow in the shade of the mountain forest and enjoy protection from temperature swings due to the effects of the nearby Lake Laut Tawar. We sampled many local producers and picked this particular one because it’s unmistakably “Sumantran” but with a sugary sweetness, subtle citrus and an interesting spicy dark chocolate profile that gave it additional depth and character.
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All of our coffees come whole bean. We know it’s inconvenient but once ground, coffee sheds its flavour fast. If you care enough about coffee to get freshly roasted beans, then you owe yourself a good burr grinder.
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A vibrant cup of bright red fruit with a pleasantly sweet chocolate aftertaste.
Our most popular option. Sweet hawthorn and chocolate compete for your attention.
Almost no acidity, very pronounced dark chocolate and a hint of red berry in the tail.