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What makes Sumatran beans so special

Coffees from different origins all have their unique characteristics. From the farm to your cup , beans go through a lot of stages that all have an impact on the final product. Because there is so much to talk about, we're going to focus today on Indonesian beans. Indonesian (such as our Sumatran) beans have a very distinct flavour of Wood and Spice notes, but why? It's because of a specific processing method! There are different ways of processing coffees, Natural Process, Honey process, Washed process and Semi-Washed. (you can read all about processing methods in one of our previous blogs find it here) One of the unique aspects of coffee production in Indonesia, and the source of Indonesian coffee's deeply divisive taste,...

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Origins

Coffee origin   Traveling is a great way to learn in general. We live in a time where we can fly wherever and whenever we want to. We are so lucky, we can get coffee from all over the world in almost no time. We can try coffee from Central America, South America, Africa and East Asia .Here, At Atlin Mountain Coffee roasters, we offer you coffee from sweet, nutty America, but you can also try our citrusy Ethiopia or a heavier body of Indonesia. There are thousands of coffee farms around the world. Each country and its regions have specific flavours and characteristics. Altitude has a huge impact on coffee taste and a few dozen meters can make difference.....

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Coffee love letter

LOVE LETTER ABOUT COFFEE Coffee... Can you imagine a life without this magical beverage? There is something extraordinary about coffee and it works on my curiosity like a magnet. People have been drinking coffee for centuries and I bet you love your morning coffee, your coffee with friends and family, or your coffee after work just sitting on a porch with beautiful views and the special moment of peacefulness. But have you ever thought about its journey into your cup? It is a long one with a lot of care, time, love, science and creativity. And as I believe in honest business and careful work I would love to share some stories with you.  In these few upcoming months I...

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Organic vs Conventional coffee

  In terms of chemicals, coffee is one of the most heavily treated crops of any agricultural commodity. In order to mass produce coffee, traditional growers often clear wide swaths of land, predominantly in the rainforest, where the crops receive direct sunlight all-day.  This all-day exposure to the sun weakens the immune system of the coffee crops and makes them more vulnerable to pests and insects. Hence, it is one of the reasons that coffee requires such large amounts of pesticides and insecticides.  This also explains why shade is very important. Many of these pesticides and insecticides sprayed directly on the crops end up in the coffee that people drink on a daily basis and therefore harm our bodies.  These...

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Organic vs Conventional coffee

  In terms of chemicals, coffee is one of the most heavily treated crops of any agricultural commodity. In order to mass produce coffee, traditional growers often clear wide swaths of land, predominantly in the rainforest, where the crops receive direct sunlight all-day.  This all-day exposure to the sun weakens the immune system of the coffee crops and makes them more vulnerable to pests and insects. Hence, it is one of the reasons that coffee requires such large amounts of pesticides and insecticides.  This also explains why shade is very important. Many of these pesticides and insecticides sprayed directly on the crops end up in the coffee that people drink on a daily basis and therefore harm our bodies.  These...

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