Coffee Description

This cup has a classic Sumatran profile, with cocoa, baking spices, and a full body.

Medium Roast

Roast Level

Medium

Variety

Caturra

Process

Semi-Washed

Elevation

1350 - 1600 maslm

Region

About the Producers of Indonesia

While Indonesia coffee production began on Java, today it is Sumatra that most North American buyers think of when asked to describe Indonesian coffee. It has a sweet, earthy, low-acid profile that is truly distinctive. A significant factor in Sumatra coffee’s one-of-a-kind profile, and global renown is the way it is processed.

The vast majority of Sumatra arabica is wet hulled. This process involves pulping the coffee and letting it dry down to around 35% moisture, and then hulling it while it is very soft and wet. (Hence the prevalence of so many split and flattened beans.) After this, the coffee is dried on patios over the period of several days. The coffee is ultimately dried down to between 12 and 14% moisture for export. Unlike other origins, which adhere strictly to a 10-12% moisture spec. All of this contributes to the coffee's incredibly unique characteristics.

Location
Wenatchee, WA

Mela Coffee Roasting Co.

Mela Coffee Roasting Company is situated in the beautiful Wenatchee Valley of Washington State, nestled at the foot of the Cascade Mountains where the mighty Columbia River rolls on its majestic way to the Pacific. “Mela” comes from the Italian word for apple, a nod to Wenatchee, considered the apple capital of the world, and to the Italian roots of espresso coffee.

Mela’s mission is to steward coffees well, and in so doing, give honor those who grew them. One of the ways they do this is by roasting specialty beans in such a way as to draw out the unique characteristics and flavors of the region. Since their beginning in 2007, they have been inviting customers into the coffee conversation, sharing their own passion for farm-to-cup values in the form of stellar coffee, roasted well. Besides their roastery, they serve crafted espresso and coffee drinks at their café in the heart of downtown Wenatchee.

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