Body: Big and full with medium acidity
Tasting Notes: Red pear, dark chocolate, magnolia
Farming Cooperative: Permata Gayo (2,000 members)
Region: Bener Meriah, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Grown at: 3,900 to 5,200 feet
Varietals: Bourbon, Timtim, Ateng Super, Catimor (Hybrid of Caturra and Timtim)
Details: Cooperative Coffees, which Bongo is a founding member of, began working with Permata Gayo in 2009. Since then this collection of Southeast Asia coffee growers from 36 villages, each with its own coffee processing center, has made incredible strides forward in strengthening their internal structures and continually improving quality control.
Permata Gayo coffee has quickly become one of our most important offerings. With a characteristic quality profile of medium acidity, sweet and earthy flavors with hints of green pepper and dark walnut, a syrupy, full body and long, lingering finish, this is a popular single origin coffee and an irreplaceable element in some of our blends.