Region: Sidikalang, Sumatra
Farm: Wahana Estate
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.
Grade: Grade 1
SCA Cupping Score: 84.0
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. Wahana Estate consists of 500 ha of land in the town of Sidikalang in Northern Indonesia just West of Lake Toba.