Aceh Gayo Burni Telong
coffee: Aceh gayo Burni Telong
processing: Giling Basah (organic)
altitude: 1200 - 1500 masl
Owner: cooperative owned
Location: Burni Telong Karang Rejo, Sumatra, Indonesia
Cup score: 84
Indonesian coffees are an acquired taste. Some of our customers love them immediately, for others they are simply too much. Sumatrans have unique flavor profile. Dark, rich, chocolatey ( well just like some Central American coffees- nothing new there) but then they hit you with spices and tobacco notes. Burni Telong has pronounced notes of smokey dark chocolate with hints of nutmeg, raw honey, black pepper and a touch of grapefruit. All crammed in with dark rich heavy body.
You will never mistake Sumatran for any coffee from any other origin.
Sumatran coffees are mainly produced by unique semi-washed process (wet hulled) and is localy known as Giling Basah. In this process coffee is picked, machine pulped ( on the farms ) and then partly sun dried. The parchment is then removed revealing a whitish colored, swollen green bean with water content around 35%. The drying is then completed where seed quickly turn to dark green color unique to Sumatra.