Month: December 2012

BRC’s Jim Munson in Sumatra: Cupping with APCO and Tunis Indi co-ops

This was at our second cupping of FT coop coffees in Sumatra and we found the roasts inconsistent. Each coop had roasted their own sample rather than having the newly formed cupping team roast them properly and independently. It turns out the cupping team doesn’t own it’s own sample roaster. So we suggested this be …

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From the origin: Jim Munson on Coffee Co-ops

Co-ops are basically the same as mills–they “process” the coffee cherries (picked by thousands of farmer members and delivered by  truck-owning and influential “collectors”) from 35-40% moisture content “gata” into “asalan” green coffee (18% moisture) which is sent to Medan for final sorting and size grading (insane 15 hr drive in 15ton truck).

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