Sumatra Bener Meriah Mandheling Grade 1 is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the KSU Gayo Mandiri cooperative located in the Bener Meriah Regency within the Aceh district, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
This distinct bean is roasted to a medium dark to bring out the fullness of the body. The velvety flavor is slightly sweeter than other dark roasts and has nice flavors of chocolate and butterscotch with just a hint of lemon.
This coffee tastes best as a rich, full morning brew or as an after dinner cup once your red wine has run out.
Grower: KSU Gayo Mandiri – Gayo Mandiri Cooperative.
Variety: Bourbon, Catimor, and Typica
Region: Bener Meriah regency, Aceh District, Sumatra, Indonesia
Harvest: June – December.
Altitude: 1200 – 1350 meters.
Soil: Volcanic loam.
Process: Wet hulled and dried in the sun.
About the KSU Gayo Mandiri
KSU Gayo Mandiri was founded in 2008 and currently has 1218 members.
On average, producers cultivate coffee on 2.5 acres of land using their own micro-mills to depulp and dry coffee. The cooperative hosts regular trainings on best agricultural practices to assist small producers with their organic certification while improving the quality of their coffee. KSU Gayo Mandiri also invest premiums generated from certifications in roads to help producers overcome problems transporting their coffee. The cooperative also recently purchased an ambulance to improve access to emergency healthcare.
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