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Sumatra Item Reje Gayo

16.00
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Sumatra Item Reje Gayo

16.00

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This beautiful coffee comes from the Item Reje Gayo Cooperative located in Bener Meriah, Aceh, one of the most renowned growing regions on this Indonesian island. Together with Cafe Imports, the Cooperative has created a program specifically for female coffee producers, 282 women in total this season, who own small farms averaging only around three and a half acres. Through this program, their coffee is sold separately from the rest of the Coop, and a premium is paid directly to these farmers for their work. The women decide collectively how to use the money from the premium - this year they will be buying new farm tools to increase production for next year. The coffee itself is a traditional semi-washed process, with a creamy body and notes of mango, honey, and orange blossom.


BEAN SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCERS: Item Reje Gayo Women’s Cooperative
REGION: Bandar, Bener Meriah, Aceh
VARIETAL: Catimor
ELEVATION: 1200-1600 meters
PROCESSING: Semi-washed
NOTES: Mango, Honey, Orange Blossom

 

NOTES ON BREWING

The Item Reje Gayo is heavily bodied with big, intense flavors. This coffee has a tendency to draw down rather fast, but also to get chalky at too fine of a grind setting, so if it’s giving you trouble, start by increasing your dose before adjusting your grind. You can also extend your pour time to compensate for the fast draw down, which will put you in the target contact time. This coffee is particularly great on automatic drip as well, such as a Fetco brewer.


SUGGESTED BREW SPECS

FETCO

Brew Ratio of 1:16.6.
Water at 203°F.
4 minute brew time: 15% prewet.

V60

26g ground
coffee : 400g of water.
65g bloom for 50 seconds.
Total pour time of 2:30. Total brew time of 3:20.

CHEMEX

32.5g medium ground coffee : 500g of water.
65g bloom for 50 seconds.
Total pour time of 2:30. Total Brew time of 3:30.

AEROPRESS

16g fine ground
coffee : 220g of water.
55g bloom. Use paddle to incorporate at 20 seconds.
Total immersion time of 1:20. Slowly plunge to 1:50.


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