Indonesia Sumatra - Mandheling triple pick
Origin : Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Process : Giling basah (Wet Hulled)
Taste notes: Grilled red bell pepper, cedar and fresh tobacco
If you're looking for a unique coffee, you'll love this Sumatran gem. Vincent tells us that it is "exotic, without the fruit". It is a whole journey in a sip that offers us this coffee with little acidity. We start with a taste of red bell pepper grilled on the BBQ that quickly fades and gives way to aromas of sweet cedar. The finish is reminiscent of a fresh tobacco taste.
It's different from what you can drink and at the same time, these are typical flavors of a giling basha coffee from Sumatra. We like to roast it lightly, to reveal these extraordinary aromas.
We don't shy away from the origins at Nektar and we love the unique coffees that Indonesia offers. However, this country offers us very few details on the batches. We believe that encouraging them by buying their specialty beans will improve traceability.
This one is a "Triple Pick" type. This is the type of sorting that reduces the number of defective beans that could negatively influence the cup.
Among the coffee producing countries, Sumatra is a kind of remarkable outlier. Although this Pacific island began growing coffee under European influence, like much of the so-called "New World", the coffees produced in this region are special and specific to Sumatra's terroir, traditions and culture.
The majority of coffee produced in Indonesia is processed in a manner often called "wet-hulled" or "semi-washed", and sometimes referred to as the Bahasa term giling basah. Coffees processed in this manner are often pulped on a farm after picking and then fermented overnight in vats, bags or other containers to soften the mucilage layer, which is then washed off. Due to the "heap fermentation" style of preparation employed, the parchment layer remains moist and is peeled, or removed, while it still has a high moisture content.
This process is directly responsible for the classic flavors that people love in a Sumatran coffee: earthy, smoky, meaty, flavorful and powerful.
This coffee will offer bold and unique espressos, lattes with autumnal notes, or a filter that is invigorating without any bitterness.
Brewing parameters :
Dry coffee : 19.5 grams
Wet weight : 44.2 grams
Time : 28 seconds
Water temperature : 200° F (93° C)