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So now, the company owns an estate in Sumatra, and they do the exact same thing there. The resulting harvest is what they’re branding Aceh Gold Sumatra, a clean, complex, meticulously processed washed coffee. (Pronounced “Ah – Chay” it’s actually a region in the upper part of Sumatra. And “La Minita” means “little gold mine” so that’s how they came up with the Aceh Gold name.
There are several reviews and testimonials about this coffee on the web. Coffee review scores it a 93.
If you look on the web at how other roasters are treating or recommending this coffee, it’s almost always a light-medium roast. I like it best 10 seconds into the second cracks. You get all the great flavor and body of dark syrupy Sumatra, but none of the earthiness. In a french press, I pick out definite notes of butterscotch and cedar beneath the rich body.
The lighter roasts? Well, I like that nice full body, but I would never guess it to be from Sumatra. The most fruity acidic Sumatra you've likely ever had, although paired with that thick moutfeel, it's really nice. Strawberry sweetness, creamy, sweet, no earthiness at all. Darker roasts? Nice, but flattens out the acidity and you lose a lot of the flavors. Mostly just the cedar remains. Either way, this is a tough coffee to get our hands on because there's not enough of it to meet demand. I've got an inside connection, but it's still like pulling teeth to get it. Enjoy it while it's here, it always goes fast.
US Arrival January 2017