Coffee has been exported from Indonesia since 1711. The "blue" in the name of this coffee comes from the bluish coat of the unroasted "green" coffee beans.
This is a beautiful Indonesian coffee which is processed using the "Giling Basah"or semi-washed method. This type of processing results in a beautiful full-bodied coffee which stands alone boldly as a single origin.
Blue Bianca is produced in the highland plateau of Onang Ganjang by small holding farmers. Fresh cherry is picked, pulped and fermented for 12 hours without water. Then the cherry is hulled and parchment washed and left to dry for two days. The parchment is then removed using the Giling Basa process of wet hulling, a process unique to Sumatra. Green beans are allowed to dry for a further 5 days after which they are hand sorted and left for a period of 30 days to rest before ready for shipping. Blue Bianca is prepared by a young local processor in Dolok Sangul.
This is a truly unique coffee that stands out on the cupping table. Distinctive, bursting with character and setting a standard for top end Indonesian coffee.
Notes of Ripe Red Berries, Exotic Baking Spices, Tobacco and Ivory Coast Cacao
Please note: this is a wonderfully complex coffee, which definitely needs to be rested for at least the recommended period below.
Recommended minimum resting period (post the roast date): 5 days