Indonesia Ara Cahayan Organic Wet Hulled
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
This classic wethulled lot comes from Ara Cahayani Gayo co-op in Aceh, northern Sumatra. The co-operative was started by 25 farmers but now works with 2,753 smallholder farmers in the Bener Meriah subregion, also known as the Gayo Highland.
The co-operative supports its members with a range of social and sustainability initiatives such as after-school childcare, a pension scheme, business consultation, agronomic training, seedling distribution, and infrastructure investment.
|Subregion||Gayo Highland, Bener Meriah and Central Aceh|
|Co-Op||Ara Cahayani Gayo|
|Coffee Grade||IDN CA WA MAN SUM G1|
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
|Bag Types||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
The wet-hulled process - known in Indonesia as “Giling Basah” - is largely unique to the islands and produces a characteristic cup profile which is fruity & complex with some pleasant earthy notes.
Ripe cherries are handpicked, pulped the same day and fermented overnight. The wet parchment (locally known as Gabu) in then sundried for 1-2 days after which the moisture content is still high (around 40%). The coffee is then hulled (the parchment or husk of the bean is mechanically removed) and then dried in the sun until the optimum moisture content is reached (around 12.5-13%).
The dried coffee is then double handpicked to remove any defects before being bagged in Grainpro for export.
History of Coffee in Sumatra
Coffee seeds first arrived in Java from India in 1696, but it was a swing and a miss; the initial plantings were wiped out by flooding. Take two, cuttings from Ceylon, arrived in 1699 with a guy named Hendrik. It’s unclear when coffee planting arrived in Sumatra specifically. Java was the coffee king of Indonesia (aka the Dutch East Indies) for at least 100 years after cuttings first arrived from Ceylon before coffee of any significant volume was grown on other islands. And well into the 20th century, much coffee grown throughout Indonesia was called Java.
- Subregion Gayo Highland, Bener Meriah and Central Aceh
- Producer Type Cooperative
- Processing Wet Hulled
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Co-Op Ara Cahayani Gayo
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- Price Per Kg £8.95
- Status Spot
- Certifications Organic certified
- Coffee Grade IDN CA WA MAN SUM G1
- CTRM Contract Number P8002084-1
- Origin Indonesia
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk