An earlier trip from way back in 2008! Traveling to the coffee producing areas of North Sumatra.
I took an extended trip to Indonesians are available as a unique wet-hulled or dry-hulled (washed) coffees. Giling Basah is the name for the wet-hulling process in Bahasa language, and will have more body... ...more, landing in Medan and heading south initially to North Sumatra. Eh? North Sumatra (Sumatra Utara) is not the northernmost part of the island .. The northernmost district in SumatraL Aceh District is north of North Sumatra and produces some very classic Sumatra coffees. The center of coffee in Aceh is Lake Tawar... ...more is, but for some reason they call it North Sumatra!
I was traveling with Wendy from Tony’s coffee on this leg, and members of the new SCAI: Specialty coffee was a term devised to mean higher levels of green coffee quality than average "industrial coffee" or "commercial coffee". At this point, the term is of... ...more Association of USDA is (obviously) the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA also had coffee plant breeding programs in the past and one variety they distributed to Indonesia and was... ...more. We headed to Berastagi (Brastagi), then to Seribu Dolok, Another local Indonesia Typica type in Aceh and North Sumatra. See the comments under Typica (Bergendal), but basically it was originally called Pusumah by PJS Cramer, and was... ...more, Dolok Sanggul, Lintong Nihota, Balige, Parapat, and back to Medan, a big loop around the giant Lake Toba. Here are the photos from the trip with captions: Sumatra- Berastagi, Sidikalang, Lake Toba, Lintong