This coffee is called Orangutan by Sriwijaya Coffee Growers and Importers in order to draw attention to the plight of Orangutans in Sumatra and Borneo. They are critically endangered due primarily to habitat destruction. They have been pushed out by palm oil farms, logging and even coffee plantations. Sriwijaya is dedicated to offering consistent, good coffee from Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi and Timor. We have consistently purchased Sumatran coffees from them over the past several years (including one of our favorites, 36 Elephants) because of their dedication to quality. This offering is quite delicious. Sriwijaya gets its name from a powerful, ancient Buddhist kingdom in Sumatra. From Sanskrit, “Sri” means “shining” and “Wijaya” means “excellence.”
Classis heavy, syrupy body with notes of berries and cream, nuttiness and tobacco. These flavors complement each other resulting in a complex and multi-dimensioned cup.
Region: Lake Tawar, Gayo Mountain, Northern Sumatra
Altitude: 1200 to 1400 meters
Process: Wet-hulled then sun-dried and sorted