Indonesia Organic Sumatra Gayo Wethulled (2022)

Green apple, chocolate, spice
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
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Lot Number P8001662-1
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About This Coffee

This organic certified, wethulled lot comes from Ara Cahayani Gayo co-op in Aceh, northern Sumatra. The co-operative was started by 25 farmers but now works with 2,753 smallholder farmers in the Bener Meriah subregion, also known as the Gayo Highland.

Origin Indonesia
Subregion Gayo Highland, Aceh
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Cooperative
Co-Op Ara Cahayani Gayo
Processing Wet Hulled
Growing Altitude 1400m - 1600m
Plant Species Arabica
Coffee Grade IDN CA WA MAN SUM G1
Screen Size 16 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Process

The wet-hulled process - known in Indonesia as “Giling Basah” - is largely unique to the islands and produces a characteristic cup profile which is fruity & complex with some pleasant earthy notes. 

Ripe cherries are handpicked, pulped the same day and fermented overnight. The wet parchment (locally known as Gabu) in then sundried for 1-2 days after which the moisture content is still high (around 40%). The coffee is then hulled (the parchment or husk of the bean is mechanically removed) and then dried in the sun until the optimum moisture content is reached (around 12.5-13%). 

The dried coffee is then double handpicked to remove any defects before being bagged in Grainpro for export.

History of Coffee in Sumatra 

Coffee seeds first arrived in Java from India in 1696, but it was a swing and a miss; the initial plantings were wiped out by flooding. Take two, cuttings from Ceylon, arrived in 1699 with a guy named Hendrik. It’s unclear when coffee planting arrived in Sumatra specifically. Java was the coffee king of Indonesia (aka the Dutch East Indies) for at least 100 years after cuttings first arrived from Ceylon before coffee of any significant volume was grown on other islands. And well into the 20th century, much coffee grown throughout Indonesia was called Java.

  • Subregion Gayo Highland, Aceh
  • Producer Type Cooperative
  • Processing Wet Hulled
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Min Growing Altitude 1400m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1600m
  • Screen Size 16 Up
  • Co-Op Ara Cahayani Gayo
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg €7.55
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade IDN CA WA MAN SUM G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001662-1
  • Origin Indonesia
  • Warehouse Vollers Hamburg