Sumatra Aceh Coffee Culture: a Video

This is the long form video that gives a good sense of the coffee growing and trading traditions of Aceh, Sumatra.

Visits to coffee farmers and millers around Aceh Sumatra, in Aceh Tengah, Bener Meriah and Gayo Lues. This is Lo-fi iphone edit but has some good information about coffee production in Aceh and Sumatra in general, with details on coffee varieties in Sumatra, and coffee processing techniques, giling basah, winey coffee carbonic maceration, dry-hulling, honey, drying coffee, etc.

(The music in the video is a recording of street musicians singing in Bahasa , Indonesia, but not from Aceh … from Timor).  -Thompson 10/19

A few Other  Articles about Sumatra, Aceh and Gayo Coffee

If you are interested there are other links to Sumatra Aceh Coffee resources, travelogue photos, some general observations, and coffee variety information.

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