Aceh Rozé Experimental
This one is an experimental processing method. See more notes on that below if you're interested.
Roaster: Pirates of Coffee (Ontario)
Roast: Medium Light (Agtron 58/71)
Notes: Redcurrant, pineapple, cacao nibs, hibiscus
Region: Northern Aceh, Sumatra
Producer: Sariani Phurba @ Bener Meriah Regency
Variety: Ateng Super, Gayo 1
Process: Anaerobic Soft Natural
Import./Dist.: We the Origin
ABOUT ANAEROBIC SOFT NATURAL PROCESSING
Soft Natural is the unique anaerobic processing method utilized by Karthikeyan Rajendran.
Step 1 - Cherries are floated and only ripe red cherries are hand selected, water is drained from the cherries for 1-2 hours.
Step 2 - Red cherries are placed into closed containers for 72 hours of anaerobic fermentation.
Step 3 - After fermenting for 3 days, the tanks are opened and the cherries are drained for 3 hours. The cherries are placed in a drying house to quickly reduce moisture levels to 11-12%. Cherries are turned every hour to promote fast and even drying.
Step 5 - After moisture levels reach 11-12% the cherries are placed in plastic bags for 3-6 weeks.
Step 6 - The cherries are finally ready to be hulled and hand picked.