These green coffee beans are from Sumatra, and exhibit a classic Sumatra profile with a rustic profile, exhibiting notes of cedar, prune and earth-tones.
This green coffee was produced using the traditional 'giling basah' process, and selected from the Aceh reion of Sumatra. The most famous of Sumatra's coffee growing regions. Arabica coffee cultivation at Gayo Highland started in 1924 by the Dutch after they built a trading road from Bireun Region to the Takengon Region. However, the cultivation was limited among the dutch and local royals that time. Mass cultivation only started after 1945 after Indonesia got its independence. Gayo people are very proud with their coffee and culture attached with it. Aceh/Gayo is recognized by its rich body, dark fruit sweetness and earthy notes (but not dirty!) Coffee farms looks like a jungle since farmers in Gayo highland plant plentiful shade trees and do minimum work on their farm €“ Natural and Organic; plentiful sunshine, volcanic soil and abundant rainfall do the rest! Coffee represents more than 50% of the income in Takengon and Bener Meriah regencies. The majority of the farmers in Gayo highland use the Wet-hulled method to save time of process and fasten the money turnover €“ Over time, this established the uniqueness of the €˜Mandheling€™ process in the coffee world.