Polar vortex be damned; drink more coffee!
Hello Coffee Lovers!
I’m writing this post in the midst of the Polar Vortex (aka Minnesota in February), and realize we need a break from the cold. There are many ways to get through winter.
Some prefer this . . .
And some this
Regardless, I have some new coffees that perfectly complement whichever method speaks to you. Introducing two single origins from the warmer climes of Sumatra and Tanzania.
Region Bener Meriah, Aceh, Sumatra
Farm About 548 smallholder farmers
Variety Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor, Lini, Tim Tim, Typica
Altitude 1200–1500 masl
The Cup Savory and smooth with peanut flavor and an herbal aftertaste
The Gayo Arabika Mahkota Indonesia (GARMINDO) cooperative has about 550 smallholder farmer members, each of whom owns less than 1.5 hectares of farmland, on average. The association was founded by our partner Sakdan, who owns and operates the Bergandal Farm and Mill: He and his brothers were raised in a coffee-producing family and have long been supporters of their fellow farmers. GARMINDO also has a women coffee producers subgroup.
These producers typically do their own wet-milling on their own farms, depulping the cherries and letting them ferment and pre-dry slightly before removing the parchment layer. The cooperative has collaborated with a nearby growers’ association that operates its own dry mill, in order to expedite the process. GARMINDO also arranges transportation for farmers in order to facilitate them bringing coffee to be milled while it is fresh.
Farm Various smallholder farmers
Variety Bourbon, Kent, Arusha
Altitude 1400–2000 masl
The Cup Tart and crisp with rich cocoa and lemongrass flavors
Peaberries are a kind of coffee seed that forms individually inside a cherry, as opposed to when the fruit typically develops two “flat” beans, which are larger and sit together like peanuts in a shell. The smaller, denser peaberries are thought to have a higher potency of flavor, and “peaberry plus” is a higher grade than the more standard peaberry lot.
I hope you enjoy these offerings as much as we do. You can find all of our whole bean offerings at our Mugby Junction Store. As always, we offer free delivery for all orders shipped to Winona/Goodview/Minnesota City. Plus all first-time orders at MugbyJunction.com get 10% off.