Indonesian – Sumatra Lake Takengon

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WHAT’S IN THE CUP

Full bodied, earthy tobacco notes, balanced with

sweet orange flavours – and a hint of spice!

Clear
SKU: SO/INDsum Category: Tags: ,

Additional information

WeightN/A
Region

Sumatra

Processing

Semi washed

Producer

Co-operative members

Certification

Fairtrade

Altitude

1300 – 1400 masl

Varietal

Catimor and Timor Hybrid

Roaster Notes

A well developed roast to bring out the best in this Indonesian coffee.

Origin Notes

Takengon is a remote town situated in the region of Aceh, deep in the Gayo Highlands of Northern Sumatra. It is an area famed for coffee production, the highlands are the largest producing area of Arabica in Indonesia. It has beautiful scenery and is known for the lush mountainous terrain that surrounds small fishing communities. There are 372 smallholder producers in the area, each cultivating coffee on 1 hectare farms. A shade canopy and companion planting of staple food crops is found throughout the area, along with diverse indigenous wildlife. During the harvest only ripe red cherries are picked and processed within 8 hours of picking. It is pulped and dry fermented for 24 -48 hours, before being washed and moved to raised beds where it is dried for 3-5 days. It is the attention to detail with the picking and processing that sets Lake Takengon apart from other Sumatran coffees.