Fair Trade / Organic
Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Black Cherry, Red Zinfandel, Earthy
Coming from a region with exceptionally high heat and humidity, Sumatran coffee is renowned for its full body and rich earthy notes. This popular lot comes to us from the Permata Cooperative, growing in the Gayo Mountain region, at the northern port of Aceh. Traditionally prepared to Sumatran standards, this deliciously earthy coffee ferments overnight to then be washed the next day. Afterwards, the coffee gets dried to 40% moisture, where the wet parchment is removed before further drying is achieved. This is a classic Sumatran style coffee incorporated with blends of varietals custom to the area.
Depending on origin, growing region, and style of preparation, every coffee carries a unique set of physical and flavor characteristics, affected by such factors as longitude and latitude, amount of sun, shade, rainfall, cloud cover, soil content, nitrogen and minerals, and other factors.
As roasters, our job is to recognize and identify for our guests those special flavor characteristics that define a particular coffee, and determine the roasting methodology that will enhance these very special flavors.
Coffee Exchange offers 5 distinct roasts. Each coffee is available in the roast(s) that suits its finest characteristics.
American Roast: Light brown in color with a dry surface, this roast is characterized by a light body and a bright, piquant flavor.
Full City Roast: A little darker, this roast creates a rich, sweet, full-bodied and complex cup.
Vienna Roast: Even darker, this roast brings the ambrosial coffee oils to the surface of the bean and brews a savory, pleasantly bittersweet cup.
French Roast: This roast results in a dark, oily bean with a bold flavor and a heady aroma.
Espresso Roast: As dark as possible in pursuit of a densely flavored cup.