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Berni Telong Coffee Bag

Mahdi

Situated under the shadows of the Burni Telong which translates as ‘Fire Volcano’, this coffee has been curated by Mahdi, a local collector working out of the Sub District of Karang Rejo. Mahdi has over 20 years’ experience in coffee from this region and has used to this experience to start building lots from groups of local farmers who produce the best coffee. This lot is compromised of 60 farmers who all each harvest coffee from their small farms, all less than 1 ha, which are in the sub districts of Karang Rejo, Panji Mulia & Babbusalam Redelong.

Each farmer will produce about 500kg – 1000kg of green coffee each year. These farmers during the harvest will pick their coffee and then deliver it to one of the six local collectors who has a de-pulper and space to dry the coffee. Mahdi works closely with each of the local collector,s helping to ensure they are fermenting the coffee in the correct manner to prevent any spoiling or defective coffee.

Once they have dried the coffee to 35 %, wet hulled and then done a second drying of the coffee to 15%, it will be delivered to Mahdi. Here he will cup and assesses all coffees before constructing the lots making sure the profiles match and moisture is below 13%. The coffee is then hand-picked by his selected sorting team who clean the coffee ready to be bagged in grain pro for export. Unlike many supply chains in Sumatra all of the coffee is milled and bagged in the town of Takengon. Much of the coffee from this region is bagged in Medan which is a 12 hour drive away.

Mahdi is passionate about showcasing what the coffee has to offer from this region and he is also part of a local consultancy group called the Gayo Cuppers Team who act as an independent body assessing coffees for other exporters and groups. The group also runs an academy course every year for three days to educate the and encourage the next generation of coffee experts in the region.

All of our coffee is packed in natural kraft compostable bags which are made with certified materials meeting the EU standard EU13432.

Berni Telong

Sumatra, Indonesia

Mahdi

Almond Cream | Chocolate Nougat | Apricot | Walnuts | Vanilla

£9.50£35.00

Roaster’s Notes: This is our first coffee from Indonesia. It has a bit more of a kick than our usual offerings but also has a lovely mouthfeel and a lingering aftertaste of sweet berries and vanilla. We feel this works well as a filter and will also give a stronger than normal espresso coffee too.

Producer

Mahdi

Varietals

Tim Tim

Altitude

1,300 to 1,600 MASL

Process

Giling Basah

Roast Level

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