This is the same coffee as the Sumatra Holong Batak and Rhino Honey process, it is just processed naturally. Most coffees that go through the natural process dry in their skin for between 2 and 4 weeks. Agape dries in its skin for about 6 weeks, making this lot particularly risky and susceptible to over-fermentation.
Ric Hariyanto, who owns Sriwijaya Coffee, was working on this project while his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He took solace in a Carmelite monastery in Northern Sumatra during that time for comfort and prayer. His mother is still living, and he wanted to dedicate the name of this coffee to his family’s deep spiritual roots and faith: Apage, the highest form of love and charity.
We put a little disclaimer on this pour-over because it really is for the adventurous. This coffee does not taste like coffee, per se. I got the distinct note of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips, but others are getting hops, and notes like mulled wine.
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