Sumatra Supervolcano Lake Toba Honey
Grown near a lake formed by an ancient supervolcano, this honey process coffee from Sumatra is exploding with earthy fruitiness. It's full bodied with strawberry wine and candy sweet flavor notes, and is responsibly sourced.
Sumatra Honey Process "Supervolcano" Lake Toba Coffee
We locally roast this honey process coffee in Austin, Texas to a perfect medium to bring out it's subtle sweet flavor notes. Honey processed coffees are some of our favorites and this crop from Sumatra is one of the best we've ever tasted. It brews delicious, balanced coffee as drip brew or as an espresso. We also recommend brewing this coffee as a pour-over also to bring out its best aromas.
The lot we are currently roasting was prepared in the pulp natural or honey process style. It is best known as being first pioneered in Costa Rica and El Salvador. After the coffee bean is harvested, the cherry skin is removed and parchemnet is dried while still covered in the some of the mucilage. This process is rarely used in Indonesian, but we are thrilled to continue to feature a Sumatra Honey Process coffee on our bean wall at Trianon as we have for years.
This coffee is sourced from the Sipanagan Bolon mill by Royal Coffee. We have gotten several coffees from this mill over the years and it never ceases to dissapoint. The family-owned Yudi Putra export company, which sourced this lot from 3 estates (Sidalogan, Sibisa, and Motung) around the mill, is known for collaborating with farmers to help them access the international coffee markets like ours. We are happy to roast and serve this coffee knowing we are supporting local farmers in Sumatra with more direct trade, ensuring they retain more of their earnings.
Grower: Farmers growing coffee in Sidalogan, Sibisa, and Motung villages organzed the CV Yudi Putra Mill
Variety: Caturra, Linie S 795 (Jember)
Region: Ajibata District, Toba Samosir Regency, Northern Sumatra Province, Sumatra, Indonesia
Harvest: October - July
Altitude: 1350 masl
Soil: Volcanic loam
Process: Pulped natural (Honey) and dried in the sun on patios