Indonesia Sumatra Sidikalang Wahana Estate


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  • Country: Indonesia

    Region: Sidikalang, North Sumatra

    Farm: Multiple farms

    Farmer/Grower: Small farms near Sidikalang and around Lake Toba

    Varieties: Bourbon and Typica

    Processing: Wet Hulled (Giling Basah)

    Altitude: 1300-1500 m.a.s.l.

    Marks: 015-1812-0004D

    Humidity: 12.10%

    Density: 1.13 g/ml

    Harvest Date: November, 2023

    Arrival Date: March, 2024

    Grade: Grade 1

    SCA Cupping Score: 84.75

  • Fragrance and aroma of molasses, citrus and dark chocolate. Flavors of dark chocolate and grapefruit. Clean finish with cedar and herbal notes, and a mild citrus acidity. Thick mouthfeel and medium-heavy body.
  • A classic profile for grade 1 Sumatran coffee. Roasts similar to most Indonesian coffees. The wet-hulling and drying process leaves beans looking like a jade green and have higher humidity so more heat/energy is required at the early stages of the roast. This coffee shines at the medium to dark roast levels with a very full body and lots of sweet notes. A clean grapefruit-like acidity shows at the lighter roast levels. Great for Sumatran coffee lovers or using in a blend!

This coffee consists of many smallholder farms that surround the estate and town. Wahana Estate has developed a program to distribute the Typica and Bourbon seeds that were grown, harvested and delivered to build this exceptional blend from the growers in the area. The program buys back the collected cherries from the mature plants and processes the coffee on site at Wahana Estate. Fresh cherries are picked up daily and delivered to Wahana Estate where they are washed, pulped and fermented with mucilage on the parchment coffee in a fermentation tank. After fermentation, the coffee is washed and the parchment is dried to approximately 30% moisture content. At this time, the parchment is removed in a process known as Giling Basah, or “wet hulled”, and the green coffee is dried to the final moisture content of 12%. The dried coffee is then sorted by hand and machine sorted by density and color for final sortation before bagging and exporting.

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