CUP SCORE 89.00 (scaa cup protocol)
*Terroir Best Lot*
Rhubarb / Sage / Orange / Plum / Blackberry / Cocoa / Sweet tobacco
suggested for espresso and filter
We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, dispatching on next working day. Cut-off time is 8am UTC+1
THE STORY BEHIND
Located in North Sumatra, in the Regency of Simalungun on the overlooking the shores of Lake Toba is the Kelompok Petani Kopi Co-op. Lake Toba sits up at 900 masl and is the largest volcanic lake in the world. The Co-operative compromises of 486 farmers who grow their coffee in the rich and fertile volcanic loam soils which are comprised of a mixture of sand, silt and clay. This soil type combined with the climate allow for the perfect growing conditions of coffee giving the rich and full bodied and smoky coffees associated with the region. The members of the Co-op receive training on tree management looking at the application of pesticides, pruning and picking ripe cherries to assure the best quality possible. Within this farmers also receive training on conservation of the natural environment as well as ensuring safe working conditions for themselves.
The coffee is picked and pulped in small wooden pulpers on the farms. The cherries are generally picked during the day and pulped in the late afternoon. Great care is taken to wash the pulpers each day after use. The coffee is then left to ferment for 15-18 hours overnight in plastic fertilizer bags before being washed in river or running water the next day. The coffee is dried until 35% moisture content remains and is then transported to Medan. There it is dried up to a moisture content of 13-15%, cleaned and prepared for export.