Indonesian Sumatra Mandheling
Permata Gayo Mandheling, Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia
100% Arabica, Speciality Coffee
2012 smallholder members, average size of 2.5 hectares per farm.
Galling-Basah Process. Grade 1.
Varietals: Tim-tim, Bourbon & Ateng.
Taken to a more developed roast profile, with big notes of dried fruits, dark chocolate and a creamy finish.
Founded in 2006 with the aim of guaranteeing traceability along the supply chain, Permata Gayo manages all aspects of coffee production, improving both consistency and quality. The Galling-Basah process is unique to Sumatra and involves three steps, depending on moisture content: ‘Gabah’, wet parchment coffee which is dried immediately and hulled; ‘Labu’, wet green beans at about 30-40% humidity; and finally ‘Assalan’, which is exported at 12-13% humidity. This process produces a deep blue or green hue to the raw coffee, creating a special cupping profile.
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