Located in a tropical climate area, Indonesia is always raining all year around, which gives it a challenge to do normal processes like being fully washed or natural. Therefore, the local farmer prefers to use the wet-hulled process, which only takes a few steps to produce the green bean. .
The wet process begins with pulped cherries fermented in a sealed bag overnight. Then they will wash the coffee to remove the mucilage, and the coffee will be pulped at high moisture and dried on the patio. This gives the coffee a blue jade colour, which is mainly found in wet-hulled coffee.
The Empus Said wet-hulled captures the terroir taste with a bold, sweet, and herbal taste that resembles the unique quality of Sumatra coffee.
Empus Said Estate is a coffee estate that covers almost 200 hectares of coffee farm land in Aceh, Sumatra. They also owned a private processing mill. It allows them to have more control over farming practices and a better coffee processing facility. The wet mill is equipped with a ceramic tile fermentation tank and washing channel. This significantly contributes to more hygienic coffee processing and a cleaner coffee flavour.
Passionate specialty coffee like Empus Said is always paying attention to small details. It is an attitude that sets their coffee apart from other producers. The combination of shade-grown practices and organic farming allows them to be more efficient in production and also maintain consistency throughout the harvest. It has been a pleasure to work with Empus Said Estate continuously for 3 years.
Cupping Score 87.75pts
Fragrance tobacco, black cherry, salted caramel, earthy
Aroma black cherry, molasses, syrup, anise
Flavour red apple, black cherry, molasses, tobacco, orange, herbal
Aftertaste bittersweet cacao
Acid medium low | citrus, plum, soft
Body medium high | full
Balance pointed, harmony, balance
Overall bold, gentle fruitiness with endless syrupy sweetness
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