Roaster: Common GroundsRegion: Pegasing, SumatraAltitude: 1550 maslVarietal: Mixed VarietalProcessing: WashedProducer: Pantan MusaraTasting Notes: Red Apple, Brown Sugar, Black Tea
This coffee was produced by Mr. Hamdan, a believer of constant experimentation and innovation, offering only the best coffees of Gayo. He was particularly interested in a traditional, but long-abandoned post-harvest processing technique - dry ivory. This method requires washed coffees to be dried in shade, under zinc roofs, without direct exposure to sunlight. This method was losing popularity due to its extend drying period (hence, later pay day). Through a modified version of dry ivory processing, Mr. Hamdan helped gained recognition for Gayo coffees at a specialty coffee auction in Bali, 2010. With the help of his son, Hendra, Mr. Hamdan built a processing mill that now buys coffee cherries from 50 other fellow Gayo farmers, growing the community as a whole.