This bold, heavy bodied blend is specially designed for the espresso drinker. It comes from two different origins – Cerrado smallholder farms in Brazil and Aceh Gayo smallholders in Sumatra.
About Brazil Cerrado smallholders
Various small holder farmers from the Cerrado Mineiro region contribute to this fine coffee. This region is known for its flat plains and medium altitude of 1000-1300m. Trees are nurtured with organic fertilisers produced on each of the individual farms, preserving the microbial life in the soil. Coffee cherries are hand picked, ensuring only the ripest fruit is selected.
This meticulous care is the reason why the farm performs well in the prestigious Cup of Excellence competitions.
About Aceh Gayo region and smallholders
Timo comes from the smallholder farming communities located in the the lofty volcanic slopes in the Aceh Gayo highlands. The volcanic fertile soils make this an ideal region for coffee production. The farmers who produce this coffee use shade trees that act like umbrellas. Shade trees allow more time for the coffee cherries to develop and produce its full nutritional potential.
Indonesia has a particular method of processing coffee, known as Giling Basah or wet-hulling. The farmers remove the outer skin of the coffee cherries mechanically using a pulping machine. The beans, still coated with mucilage, are then stored for a day. The mucilage is washed off and the parchment coffee is partially dried, retaining about 30 – 50% of the moisture content. This method reduces acidity and increases body, resulting in a classic Indonesian cup profile.