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Sumatra Buengee

javamike

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Dec 23, 2006
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Does anyone know about these beans? Peerless coffee out of Oakland, CA used to sell it around 12 years ago. I probably have the Buengee spelt wrong. It is a large bean Sumatra. Any help would be greatly apreciated
 
I think you might be looking for Sumatra Tim-Tim, Blangili...although I may be wrong. Its a longish, flatish Arabica. I think if you have a look around with your suppliers using either Sumatra Timtim, and or Blangili, you should find what you are after. I am pretty sure that this varietal is originally from East Timor, hence the "Tim-tim" (Which is Indonesian for East Timor) in the name. In all honesty Indonesia is having a rotten 2006-2007 crop year so far. Crazy weather patterns have IMHO effected the cupping character of all the Sumatrans we deal with. Where I am (West Java) it is the middle of the Monsoon season...with very, very little rain in sight. We are hoping that things change real quick. Anyway good luck in the search.
 
As mentioned...hot off the press-

Indonesia – Sumatra’s exports down 31 % in 2006

Coffee exports from Indonesian main coffee-growing region of Sumatra fell 31 % in 2006 from a year earlier as heavy rains cut output.

Not only output, but unfortunatley also quality :evil:
 
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