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 annual rainfall of a 100 inches per year. Temperatures average 59-71° degrees.
The Longberry varietal is said to be named after its relatively long and thin appearance comparison to other varietals. It was thought to have originated in Ethiopia because its shape and cup profile are similar to Ethiopia Longberry Harrar (a natural mutation fom the Typica varietal).
|Area:||Lae Mungkur Village|
|Variety:||Longberry Harrar (a natural mutation fom the Typica|
|Altitude:||4,000 - 5,000 ft (1,200 - 1,500 m)|