Lightship Blend

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* Tasting notes: vanilla, cedar, bakers chocolate

 

Named for the famous Nantucket vessel that was a steadfast steward guiding transoceanic shipping to and from U.S east coast ports through some of the most treacherous shipping lanes in the world for almost 40 years. In addition to our 1% for the Planet, we will also contribute 5% of all sales of this selection toward the preservation of the ship. Visit United States Lightship Museum to learn more.
A delicious dark roasted Sumatran blend that produces a full body coffee with a surprisingly low sweetness and acidity.
  • A perfect blend of our select beans
  • Fair Trade certified
  • Organic
  • 12 oz resealable compostable bags
  • Shipped fresh roasted

* Tasting notes do not mean the coffee is flavored. Tasting notes for all coffees can be very subtle and dependent on the way the coffee is brewed.

 

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Description

You take to the water on the southernmost point of the great island, motoring upon a friend’s center console. Sporadic fishing tours are wrapping up their morning trips as you venture further off shore. As you cross the rip around Madaket you realize the respect the bold currents of the ocean require. Respect and excitement balanced by the confidence of an able captain make the journey more memorable than you expected. Our Lightship selection is just like that, but it’s coffee

 

Region details

Located on the coast of western Indonesia, Sumatra coffee is grown on the Sunda Islands. Sumatra, is the largest island in the group and the coffee grown in this region picked up its name. The region produces some of the best coffee in the world and a couple characteristics of the region make the coffee unique. 
Coffee in Sumatra is typically grown in small-holder farms in North Sumatra, often comprised of small areas of land with a handful of trees farmed by families who can own as little as 100 coffee trees to a few acres of land.
Another unique characteristic of Sumatran coffee is the way they’re harvested and dried. Normally, Sumatran coffee uses a natural processing method called wet-hulling. Wet-hulling is one of many methods used to dry coffee beans. Coffee beans start off as seeds that are removed from coffee cherries. Typically, in other coffee producing countries, they’re left to dry until there’s 11% moisture content left before they’re processed. Yet, due to Sumatra’s unpredictable rainy weather, farmers only have around 4 hours a day of drying time before rain starts pouring in and potentially ruining their work.
To avoid this the coffee beans are left to dry till they reach 50% moisture content, after which they’re then transported to a specialized wet-hulling machine that completes the drying process and removes the coffee beans protective coating. During this process the the system helps ferment the coffee beans and create a complex earthy flavor.

 

1 review for Lightship Blend

Deborah Still (verified owner)

My preference has always been a medium roast, but Lightship changed me! It has depth without being too much. Perfect on a winter morning when you need that extra something. So glad I purchased the sample pack or I might not have discovered it.

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A  wonderful dark roast Sumatran coffee with
full body, low sweetness and low acidity
From $11.86  per bag