Aceh Gayo Arabica green coffee beans come from the Gayo highlands, where the superb tropical volcanic soil provides a unique earthy, deep, rich taste. The crop is organically grown without fertilizers and is environmentally friendly. The people of Central Aceh developed the skill of coffee planting with the arrival of the Dutch East Indies to the area around 1904.
Grown above 1.200 meters, Gayo semi-washed Arabica green coffee has thrived and is consistently rated as one of the best among Indonesia’s many green coffee growing regions. This lot has been hand-sorted a third time before export. Hence it is called ‘triple pick’ green coffee beans. This coffee has light earthy notes with a full body and smooth aftertaste. It is mild in acidity, has caramel fruity tastes, and bittersweet spicy.
Our Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans have only a 2% defect rate after the triple-pick sorting process.
Widely known as one of the best high-altitude coffee varieties, our Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans are grown at an altitude of 1.200-1.600 meters above sea level in the Gayo highland area.
For extra protection from undesirable shipping damage inside the container, we provide safety double-layer bags (jute bag and Grainpro bag). The Grainpro bag gives solid protection against mold, moisture, and insect contamination. It is capable of reducing the quality degradation risk and maintaining the green coffee beans’ quality throughout the shipping process. This way, you can expect to get the freshest and most flavorful green coffee beans until the end of the supply chain.
Prior to importing your coffee, we do show you legitimate paperwork as a coffee supplier. We provide COO (Certificate of Origin), COA (Certificate of Analysis), ICO (International Coffee Organization), and phytosanitary certificate to ensure the quality of our green coffee beans.
The journey of Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans is inseparable from the Gayo tribe and the area where they settled in. Gayo, which also means nice, is an ethnic group with their own language, strong music and dance culture, and society of highly educated scholars. Also known as Urang Gayo, they have traditionally been rice farmers and traders.
The Gayo tribe has a population of 85.000, and they live predominantly in the scenic, pine-studded mountainous region of Aceh province on the island of Sumatra. Accessible only by road and hence fairly remote. In this area, Gayo people cultivate one of the best Indonesian green coffee beans worldwide before being distributed by the Sumatra coffee supplier; Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans.
|Recommended Roast Level||
Light earthy notes with a full body and smooth aftertaste. Mild in acidity, has caramel fruity tastes and bittersweet spicy
1200 – 1600 m
A maximum of 11%
A maximum of 2%
The price of Gayo Sumatra coffee varies depending on the brands and types. Roasted Gayo Sumatra coffee beans in K-cups packaging are offered from a range of $30 for 52 cups, which is equivalent to 570 grams in total. For the roasted coffee beans, the price is starting from $26 per 1 lb of coffee beans. However, most B2B (business-to-business) customers like coffee roasters or coffee shop owners get a cheaper price from purchasing Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans and roast it themselves.
Tim-tim Arabica variety is a natural cross-variety between Arabica and Robusta. For this reason, Tim-Tim coffee beans are characterized by unique characteristics from 2 coffee varieties. The Tim-Tim variety has a strong taste and full body from the Robusta variety. Plus low acidity from the Arabica coffee variety.
Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans are characterized by fruity-earthy flavor notes. So based on the coffee blending guide from Perfect Daily Grind, you can blend it well with other coffee varieties that possess floral and acidic tastes. Green coffee beans from Kenya, Ethiopia, or Yemen are the perfect examples that match the taste of Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans.
Sumatra coffee is a term to describe where green coffee beans come from. This means that the coffee beans are specifically grown on the Sumatra Island of Indonesia. Most exceptional coffee selections that come from this region are the Arabica varieties. Out of 3 types of Sumatra coffee, Gayo Sumatra coffee is the most popular one.
You can expect to get the freshest Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans around September to December. The supply is abundant so you can get the most affordable price and the freshest green coffee beans.
The short answer to this question is Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans. In deciding which Sumatra coffee bean variety is the best, it is important to mention the coffee growing condition. Gayo Sumatra coffee is grown at high altitudes with a perfect microclimate, fertile volcanic soil, and hand-picked at the peak of freshness. For this reason, Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans are capable of producing unique flavor notes and aroma profiles. Until today, no technology and human-made techniques are capable to match these unique characteristics of naturally–grown Gayo Sumatra coffee.
Yes. The Arabica variety generally holds about 1.2% to 1.8% caffeine content. But caffeine content in the Gayo Sumatra coffee is far lower than any other Arabica coffee beans. It holds only 0.8% to 1.4% caffeine content. Gayo Sumatra coffee is one of the naturally low-acid coffees which have a 5 pH value. Based on the research from the department of agricultural product technology, Universitas Syiah Kuala, the darker roasting level degrades the acidity content in Gayo Sumatra coffee at a 5.54 pH value. Simply put, Gayo Sumatra coffee will not give you caffeine jitters and heartburn after-consumption effects.
There are several factors that contribute to the costly price of Sumatra coffee. One of them is the coffee growing condition. Most Sumatra coffee varieties grow at a high altitude. In this condition, coffee cherries take a longer time to reach maturity. Other than that, Primawan, Y (2023) from Tridge stated that unpredictable weather conditions significantly contribute to crop degradation, which causes supply limitations. On the other hand, the demand for Sumatra coffee significantly increased in the global coffee market. Sumatra coffee beans like Gayo Sumatra coffee offer a diverse range of flavor notes. Based on Gunawan, A (2015) in The Jakarta Post, the taste of Sumatra coffee is exceptionally unique. This makes it irreplaceable in the global coffee market.
Ar: Aroma, Fl: Flavor, Af: Aftertaste, Ac: Acidity, Bo: Body, Ba: Balance, Un: Uniformity, Cl: Clean cup, Sw: Sweetness, De: Defects, Ov: Overall, Fs: Final score
As a reliable Arabica coffee supplier, we offer various cleaning methods that suit your business. We provide natural (dry-hulled), semi-washed (wet-hulled), and full-washed (wet-processed) to clean green coffee beans. Each cleaning method brings different results that impact coffee acidity, flavor notes, and even coffee body. For this reason, it is crucial to know the difference between the 3 cleaning methods before you choose what is a perfect fit for your business.
In a dry-hulled, natural method, the coffee cherries are sun-dried for 20 to 30 days until the moisture content inside the coffee cherries significantly drops to 12%. The sun-drying process allows Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans to absorb the flavor notes of the fruit. That’s why our Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans reveal a complex blend of fruity and earthy flavor notes. Once the coffee cherries are parched evenly, the coffee farmers separated the coffee cherries from the dried skin at a dry mill.
For the semi-washed green coffee beans, the skin and pulps of the coffee cherries are removed (de-pulping process). Then, it’s sun-dried without a washing process. Allows the thick-sweet liquid in the outer layer of coffee cherries to stick with the green coffee. It takes about 10 to 15 days until the moisture content reaches 10%, slightly drier than dry-hulled green coffee beans. Once the coffee cherries are dried, the coffee farmers remove the mucilage and outer layer by utilizing a coffee milling machine.
Semi-washed green coffee beans possess an intense sweetness characteristic. The flavor note of semi-washed Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans is sweeter compared to green coffee beans processed in other methods, and cleaner when compared to dry-hulled Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans. Other than that, semi-washed green coffee beans reveal more body and low acidity content, compared to other coffee-processing methods.
The full-washed coffee process starts with soaking the coffee cherries in a tank filled with water for 24 to 36 hours while checking the quality of the coffee cherries. The good quality coffee cherries will sink to the bottom, while the poor ones will float to the surface.
The coffee farmers will de-pulping the coffee cherries with a coffee pulping machine. The coffee cherries are further cleaned once more to thoroughly remove the mucilage and left to soak for 24 to 36 hours. After that, these wet green coffee beans are sun-dried until the moisture content reaches 10% to 12%.
Full-washed Gayo Sumatra green coffee beans are prized for its clean-bright flavor profile, with a subtle hint of fruity tasting note.
|Gayo Sumatra (Arabica)||Lintong Sumatra (Arabica)||Mandheling Sumatra (Arabica)||Java Estate (Robusta)||Ijen Mountain (Arabica)|
|SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) SCORE|
|Outstanding specialty (90-100)|
|Excellent specialty (85-89.99)|
|Very good specialty (80-84.99)|
|Not specialty (<80)|
|COFFEE ROAST LEVEL|
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