Sumatra/Indonesia (Recyclable Pods)
Full body, medium acidity, earthy, with hints of dark chocolate, dried fruit, and a long lingering finish, from Sumatra. The coffee beans are organically grown and fairly traded, and air roasted in small batches in Lancaster, Pa.
Altitude: 1,500 - 2,000 M
Processing: Giling Basha (also known as wet-hulling)
Varietal: Tim Tim, Typica, Ateng, Onan Ganjang, Jember
Indonesia is an archipelago just off the mainland of SouthEast Asia. Its islands spread across 1/8th of the world’s circumference. The Aceh province of the island of Sumatra, is the westernmost province of the country, and is near Thailand and Malaysia. Indonesian culture is diverse, blending more than 300 ethnic groups, over 600 languages, and most major world religions. The Indonesian national motto is “Bhinneka tunggal ika,” which means “unity in diversity.”
The Dutch brought coffee to Indonesia in 1696, and has been cultivated there, ever since. Coffee has played an important part in the development of Indonesia, and the country was fourth in the world for coffee production in 2019. There are more than 20 varieties of arabica coffee currently being grown in Indonesia, but the bulk of exported Indonesian coffee is robusta. Most of the coffee is grown on small farms, some of which are certified organic by the international market.
The Fairtrade coffee farmers of Koperasi Baitul Qiradh Baburrayyan (KBQB), located in Takengon and Bener Meriah, founded their coffee business in 1995. Comprising 106 villages across two districts, the cooperative and all its facilities are owned by the 7,824 farmer members. The farmers of KBQB understand that there are many factors that contribute to a delicious cup of coffee, but they have learned through experience that it all begins with the earth that supports their coffee bushes.
- The pods have a a filter that is 10 times stronger than the filters in standard pods, which allows for finer grinds and more extraction of flavor.
- The pods are designed to hold up to 40% more coffee than standard pods; the larger fill capacity means richer brews.
- The degassing seal in each pod allows for same day roast, grind, and fill freshness. You won't find a fresher pod!
The pod, including the microfilter, is made of 100% polypropylene. After use,
- Over sink or trash can, squeeze sides until lid pops open.
- Empty grounds into composting container or trash.
- Rinse pod. Remove and discard sticker. Do not detach lid.
- Place in recycling bin.
If your municipality does not recycle PP#5 plastics, stack and return clean and dry empty pods to The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe, 141 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602, or drop them off at most Wegmans stores (verify with your local store's recycling policy first). Thank you!