Gajah Mountain

Sumatra

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Bold and rich

Rich and creamy body with an earthy and malt dark chocolate profile, distinctive to Sumatra. Deep and rich tones, like walking through a forest after rainfall.
Flavour Category
chocolate & caramel chocolate & caramel
High quality coffee has wide ranging, naturally occurring taste notes. The dominant flavour profile in this coffee is Chocolate & Caramel. Brought out by the roasting process – caramelisation happens towards the end of the roast. Generally the darker the roast, the more dominant the chocolate and caramel flavours are.
nuts & spice nuts & spice
High quality coffee has wide ranging, naturally occurring taste notes. The dominant flavour profile in this coffee is Nuts & Spice which typically shows the aroma of sweet spices such as cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Flavours of toasted almonds and macadamia. And is often typical of Brazil coffees and the Bourbon variety.
Roast
This coffee is a dark roast. Roast level influences the flavour and body of coffee, and darker roasts are fuller bodied, with bold, rich chocolatey notes.
Quality Score
84.0
Coffee scoring over 80 on Speciality Coffee Association scale is considered High Quality, Speciality Coffee.
Best Brewed As
espresso
This coffee is best brewed as an espresso (coffee shop type machine or a bean to cup). All our coffees can be brewed using any method, but this is our recommendation for a method which suits the coffee particularly well.
filter
This coffee is best brewed as a filter (cafetiere, pour over, aeropress, drip, etc.). All our coffees can be brewed using any method, but this is our recommendation for a method which suits the coffee particularly well.
Processing Method
This coffee was processed using the sun-dried method. Post-harvest processing influences the taste profile. Washed coffees are brighter, naturally processed are sweeter and honey processed are somewhere in between.

More about this coffee

Rich and creamy body with earthy and herbal and malt dark chocolate notes. The unique processing method of Sumatra gives this coffee a distinctive flavour profile, and it packs a punch. Delightful treacle and ginger cake with a hint of Ricola and a caramel finish make this cup a wonderful traditional milk drink. For those that enjoy traditional filter profile, this coffee has a low acidity, bourbon chocolate biscuit, bold earthy chocolate finish.

VARIETALS

  • Typica
  • Bourbon
  • Tim Tim

Aceh Mountains

Sumatra

Our only coffee from Indonesia, Gajah Mountain, is grown on the island of Sumatra in the province of Aceh. The consistent weather conditions means that Sumatra has almost a year-round harvest season, with fresh coffee available almost all year. We have been working in a specific micro-region Gajah Mountain and the farmers we work with are keen to let the world know they produce the best coffee.

Sumatra coffee is traditionally processed using a method called Giling Basah, or wet-hulling. It is very different from other post-harvest processing techniques like the more familiar washed-processing, naturals, honeys or semi-washed coffees that we see in Latin America and Africa . Wet-hulling means the green coffee bean is removed from the outer, pulpy, fruit-layer as well as the parchment cover, when it’s freshly picked and still wet at about 40% moisture level. Normally coffee beans are first dried to reduce moisture to around 10.5%-12% before being hulled.

This wet-hulling technique creates a very distinct flavour profile, tending to have soft, muted acidity. Sumatra coffees are often described as herbaceous, spicy, wild, mushroom, funky and earthy. What is really enjoyable about coffee from Sumatra is the fuller-bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. Skilful roasting develops a very sweet and lush cup.

We have been travelling to Indonesia to source our coffees since the early days of Union, working with various farmers on the island of Sumatra. Farmers are smallholders, living in villages located in remote areas. We have been exploring various regions in the north, areas in the vicinity of Lake Tawar and Pantan Cuaca have been our favourite coffee growing areas so far.

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UK

We aim to despatch all orders within 2 working days of receiving them. During peak mail order periods (for instance, Christmas or other promotional activities), this timeframe may be extended slightly, although every effort will be made to despatch your order as soon as possible. 

All our coffees are roasted to order so we require at least one working day before we can despatch your order

Standard delivery is charged at £2 per order (mainland UK)
For all orders over £15 (before delivery) or over 1KG in weight, delivery is FREE 

Convenient Delivery packaging

In an effort to reduce wasteful packaging and also make delivery more convenient for you. If your order is 2 x 200g bags of coffee or less your delivery will be sent in a box designed to fit through your letterbox. So you no longer need to wait in for your Union Coffee delivery.
N.B not all letterboxes are made equal. Our boxes are designed to meet the Royal Mail letterbox guidelines, sadly this doesn't cover all letterboxes. We've discovered that older houses can often have unusual dimensions and the box may not fit through.

Our Couriers

For all Orders under 1kg (equivalent to 4 x 200g bags of coffee or less) your delivery will be sent 48 Hour Tracked Royal Mail
For all Orders over 1kg are sent recorded delivery via DPD 

 

INTERNATIONAL

We are happy to deliver to international addresses. Orders need to be placed with a valid postcode/zipcode to allow our couriers to locate and quote for correct shipping cost.

2019 prices 

Europe*
0.0 kg - 1.79 kg £9.50
1.8 kg - 4.79 kg    £15.00
4.8 kg - 25.0 kg £25.00

United States*
0.0 kg - 1.79 kg £15.00
1.8 kg - 4.79 kg £27.00
4.8 kg - 25.0 kg £75.00

Rest of World*
0.0 kg - 9.072 kg £60.00

*NB for larger order specific quote etc. to non European locations we can give more precise location based volume quotes, if you contact us here.

If you would rather order by phone, please call the Roastery on +44 20 7474 8990 and we will happily take your order and quote for shipping if relevant.

Where goods are unavailable, or out of stock, Union Hand-Roasted will advise customers appropriately through the online shop or by email or phone where those have been provided with an order.
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Our online shop no longer has a minimum transaction value.

 

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

If you are unsatisfied with the contents of your order please contact us, either by telephone or email within 24 hours of receipt to inform us of your issue.

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee does not refund or exchange coffees, teas etc. if ordered incorrectly through our website.

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