Coffee of the Month: Sumatra
12 oz. bag
Taste: Red pear, dark chocolate, magnolia with a full body.
Farming Cooperative: Permata Gayo
Region: Bener Meriah, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Altitude Grown: 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 coffee growers in Southeast Asia, scattered across 36 villages, each with its own coffee processing center, has made incredible strides in strengthening their internal structures and quality control. Permata Gayo — with a characteristic quality profile of medium acidity and sweet, earthy flavors — has quickly become an important partner for us.