These beans have been grown in the Gayo Mountain region that surrounds the town of Takengon and Lake Laut Tawar in Sumatra, Indonesia. The region boasts volcanic nutrient rich soils which are excellent for growing high quality flavour rich coffee beans. Coffee grown in this region follows traditional organic farming methods, with small scale predominantly shared plantations that use manure rather than fertilizers, and no pesticides.
Quest pays special attention to roasting these beans to ensure consistency of flavour, as the complex flavour profile can change significantly depending on how the beans are roasted. This roast brings an intensity of caramel with hints of berries. There are strong undertones of tobacco unique to this roast that should tickle the interest of coffee lovers looking intensity but something different. Quest offers this roast as a single origin because the complexity and intensity tells a story that speaks on its own, and can be enjoyed with or without milk. We especially like brewing these beans in a Chemex.