Here's how we brewed this outstanding anaerobic natural Indonesian coffee roasted by Oakland’s Mother Tongue!

This coffee was grown in the Jagong Jeget sub-district where almost 90% of the population work in agriculture, particularly coffee, which flourishes in the region’s rich black humus soil. The anaerobic processing brings out crisper, sweeter notes than a typical Sumatra. We tasted jasmine, green tea, apple, spices, vanilla, and dark chocolate.

🌏 Origin: Aceh, Sumatra

⚗️ Process: Anaerobic Natural

🔬 Varietal: Catimor, Timtim, Bourbon, Ateng Super, P-88

⛰️ Elevation: 1,500 MASL

Brew Recipe for Mother Tongue Indonesia Aceh Sumatra Gayo Anaerobic Natural

Using Stagg X Dripper


23g of Indonesia Aceh Sumatra Gayo Anaerobic Natural

350g of water



1. Measure and grind coffee at a medium setting

Measure out 23g of coffee beans and grind them on a medium setting. We used setting 5 on Ode with SSP Burr / 4 on Ode with Gen 2 Burrs, which is about 3 on Ode with Gen 1 Burrs. Suggested setting on Opus is between 5.3 - 6.1!

2. Heat water and rinse the filter

Heat water to 208°F and rinse your filter before putting your coffee grounds in.

3. Pour 50g of water for the bloom 

Fully saturate your coffee grounds with 50g of water, and allow around 40 seconds for the bloom.

4. Continue pouring in 4 stages

After the bloom, pour to 150g; when water drains about halfway, pour to 250g; then finish at 350g, and agitate with 5 gentle swirls once water drains halfway. The total brew time varies, but we’re aiming for 3:00 - 3:45 minutes.

5. Decant into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Look out for the incredible flavors of dark chocolate, spices, red berries, and florals.



20g of the same coffee

40g of water at 200 F

1:2 ratio

28-30 second pull time


1. Measure and grind coffee

Measure out 20g of coffee beans.

2. Make sure your espresso machine is at temp.

Water should ideally be at  200°F.

4. Grind your coffee

We suggest a brew time of 28-30 seconds.

4. Pull shot at 9 bars!

Pull your shot at 9 bars with around a 28-30 second pull time.

5. Decant into your favorite demitasse cup and enjoy!

Let us know what flavors pop out in your espresso. We suggest stirring with a small spoon before tasting to integrate all layers of the ‘spro!