Location: Aceh Landed: October 2023 Altitude: 1,400 - 1,650 masl Varietal: Ateng, Bor Bor, Catimor & Timor Process: Natural Flavour profile: Banana, guava & praline truffles Category: Limited & experimental
Sumatra is a fascinating origin, unique even among its fellow Indonesian coffee-growing islands and areas. The vast diversity that has been found there is one of the exciting reasons that Cafe Imports are always happy to go back, and to face cupping after cupping after cupping of Sumatran coffee in search of something special. Through this rigorous process they have discovered producers and developed long-term partnerships with both individual farmer/collectors and cooperatives of various smallholders. They are also able to work with these partners to request (and pay more) more selective picking and processing, and they have undertaken several experiments with special-prep Wet-Hulling, to varying degrees of success.
PUTRA GAYO MILL
Iwannitosa Putra is the owner of Putra Gayo, a mill and farm serving two subregions within Aceh, Sumatra. Their farm covers 250 hectares of land with around 275,000 coffee trees of Gayo 1, 2, and 3. Amongst the coffee, many shade trees are grown like Lamtoro, Banana, Orange, Avocado, and Jackfruit trees. Iwannitosa specializes in both washed and natural coffees, as opposed to the common Sumatra wet-hulled. Washed coffees are fermented for 10-12 hours, and dried for about 10 days. Natural process coffees dry ferment for 10-12 hours, and then dry for 30 days.