Fragrance of fresh cedar, cherry aroma, flavors of dried fruit, tropical fruits, milk chocolate, cherry syrup, molasses, pineapple acidity, heavy body and a syrupy mouthfeel.
We feel that a gentle approach with heat serves this coffee best. The typical high moisture content from the Sumatran coffee will require some more energy to get the roast going, but watch out for the natural process to take off fast in the middle to late stages of the roast. The coffee is very versatile and we have enjoyed it from light to medium to dark roast levels!
About the coffee:
The Rasuna variety is a hybrid between Typica and Catimor varieties. This shares the resistance to plagues from the Catimor and the long-living and high quality potential attributes from the Typica. Cherries grown on Wahana Estate are dried in cherry inside of solar dryers to the target moisture content.
Wahana Estate consists of 500 hectares of land in the town of Sidikalang in Northern Indonesia just West of Lake Toba. Wahana is one of the largest privately owned coffee estates in Indonesia!
The estate has a Corporate Social Responsibility program that provides farmers a support centre, workers housing with potable water and sanitary facilities, workers safety and training programs, free healthcare and free education.
The local area has ideal locations for quality coffees! With elevations up to 1500 meters above sea level, varieties are grown that have a high quality potential. Full shade is implemented on the farm. By controlling the wet-mill and drying processes, Wahana Estate has better control over the consistency and cup quality of the coffees being delivered. Only fully ripe cherries are delivered with a brix up to 20.
Wahana Estate has achieved Rainforest Alliance Certification (RFA) and practices sustainable agriculture by maintaining a shade canopy, protecting native trees and wildlife, maintaining soil productivity, using organic fertilizers such as composting and managing pest and diseases in an ecologically friendly manner.
Did a medium light roast for filter.
A really excellent quality Indonesia coffee (best one I've ever had so far, and I've tried lots). Cedar aroma. Bright, lemon/ pineapple acidity even at day 4 after roasting. Medium body. Green apple finish.
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