Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon, Blackberry
REGIONGayo Highlands, Aceh, Sumatra
Ateng, S-795, Typica and Bourbon types
SUMATRA GAYO BIES
A BIT ABOUT THIS COFFEE
The Sumatra Bies is one of our most popular coffees. It's been on the menu since 2017 and is widely loved; not just for the flavour but because of the inspiring farmers who grow it. We source this from an all female led co-op in the Gayo Highlands. This is inspiration in a cup...literally, it helps you start your day!
This coffee uses the semi-washed aka ‘Giling basah’ processing method commonly found in Sumatra. However, exceptionally careful harvesting and processing of our Sumatran coffees means we get to enjoy some incredibly high quality and unique flavour profiles you won’t find from other origins.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS COFFEE
This coffee is 100% traceable, sustainable and ethical. It's perfect for lovers of a stronger, more full bodied coffee. It's rich and complex, great as a tasty black espresso or plunger brew OR add some milk for a decadent dessert-like coffee. No wonder this coffee has a passionate and loyal fan-base!
HOW TO BREW
Brewing espresso? Try: 20g Dose 42g Yield Time: 26-30 seconds
Sumatra Gayo-Bies comprises coffee from 5 villages in the richly biodiverse mountains of Central Aceh. The farmers are all members of an inspiring female-led cooperative that incentivises them with organic fertilizers, agronomical assistance as well as paying them well above the local prices. Receiving a higher price enables the farmers to focus on organic agricultural practices and improving cup quality. A culture of fairness, sustainability and a dedication to quality control allows the Co-op to produce some of Indonesia’s finest organic coffees. This cooperative model is one we’re proud to support!
This coffee uses the semi-washed, ‘Giling basah’ processing method. However such careful detail in harvesting and processing of our Sumatran coffees means we get to enjoy some incredibly high quality and unique flavour profiles you won’t find from other origins.
Learn about our 2019 Optimism Exchange Program in Sumatra - Paving the Road to Success.
Old Quarter Size Guide
Not sure how much coffee to purchase? The information below is a guide to how much coffee you will need to last you two weeks, based on the number of cups you, or your household, drink each day.
- 250g Bag: 1-2 cups per day
- 500g Bag: 2-3 cups per day
- 1kg Bag: 4-5 cups per day
Remember that espresso style extractions use a bit more coffee than filter...you'll need to take half a cup or so off the estimations above. E.g. you'll get about 1.5 cups per day if you order the 250g bag for a fortnight.
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