On our continuing quest to find and hunt down fantastic and rare coffees we have truly found several gems from Sumatra. This microlot from Sumatra blew us away on the cupping table. It is from Wahana Estate, which was established in the year 2005. The estate is located in the village of Lae Mungkur village, in sub-district Sidikalang, of North Sumatra –Indonesia. Historically, Sidikalang is one of the most popular coffee producing regions in Indonesia, due to its ideal conditions for growing coffee. The Wahana Estate covers 480 hectares, of which 250 (ha) is dedicated for growing coffee, 100 (ha) for a Natural Reserve and 30 (ha) to its coffee nursery where new single varietal coffee saplings are grown. It is situated at an altitude of 1,200 –1,500 m (4,000-5,000ft) above sea level with an annual rainfall of a 100 inches per year. Temperatures average 59-71°degrees.
Rasuna is a hybrid of Catimor and Typica varietals, and typically has a pronounced acidic character. During the drying process mucilage is left on the bean, giving it an increased level of sweetness. This along with careful processing (dry conditions) and timing makes this magnificent coffee that much more balanced.
|Producer:||Wahana Coffee Estate Plantation|
|Region:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Variety:||Rasuna(a hybrid of Catimor and Typica) varietals|
|Altitude:||4000 to 5000 ft (1200 to 1500 m)|