Indonesia Bener Meriah Coffee - Southeast Asian Coffee Beans
Located near Tingkem in the Regency of Bener Meriah, the farmer group compromises of 400 farmers spread over 450 hecatres who grow their coffee in the rich and fertile volcanic loam soils which are comprised of a mixture of sand, silt and clay.
This soil type combined with the climate allow for the perfect growing conditions of coffee giving the rich and full bodied, spicy and smoky coffees associated with the region. The Mandheling coffee represent all Arabica coffee in this area and the name derives from the Mandailing people who produce coffee in the Tapanuli region.
The members of the group receive training on tree management looking at the application of pesticides, pruning and picking ripe cherries to assure the best quality possible. Within this farmers also receive training on conservation of the natural environment looking at measures to prevent soil degradation, erosion and improving soil health. They are also educated on waste management as well as ensuring safe working conditions for themselves. Once picked the coffee undergoes a 12-hour fermentation process before then being dried for 1-2 days to around 35-40% moisture.
Once the coffee has reached this moisture it is then sent for hulling and then further dried to down to around 15-18%.From here the coffee is then transported to Medan where it is finally dried down to 13% moisture content before It is then packed in grain pro lined bags ready for shipping.
Packed and supplied in 100% biodegradable resealable bags and available for you to buy online as whole beans for you to grind yourself, we've also made our Indonesia Bener Meriah coffee available to purchase as freshly ground coffee in coarse, medium or fine. This somewhat spicy, peppery and smoky coffee stands out really well when combined with milk as an espresso based drink, as well as having enough brightness and fruitiness to taste great as a black coffee when brewed in a cafetiere or Aeropress.
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Quick Grind Guide: Our Coffee Grinds Explained
|Whole Beans||For you to grind at home with your own grinder|
|Coarse||Ideal for cafetière, French press|
|Medium||Ideal for V60, AeroPress, Chemex|
|Fine||Ideal for espresso, moka pot|
For a more detailed explanation of the variety of grinds that are used around the world, please take the time to visit and read our blog article - Ground Coffee... Grinding It Out - Our Coffee Grind Guide.