Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Very full body, very concentrated flavor. Sweet, slightly earthy, herbal nuances with a gutsy richness. A favorite of Peet's customers for years. Also available in decaf.
Sumatra's coffees are grown almost exclusively by smallholders and processed by the semi-washed or wet-hulled method. The fruit is pulped on the farm, often by means of a hand-cranked mill, and the seeds, still encased in an endocarp, washed in a basket or bucket. They are laid on a mat for the briefest of dryings. Collectors purchase and hull the coffee at high internal moisture, removing the parchment, and exposing the beans. They subsequently dry in stages (and infuse with Sumatran character) all the way to the godowns in the port of Medan.
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To me, this is one of the best coffee I have ever drank. And boy I drink alot of it!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!