Sumatra well-know for its great coffee plantation, produces of of the most preferable and excellent coffee that suggests intriguing characteristics. Its an embodiment of rich dark chocolate, with its earthy and nutty taste also low acidity makes this coffee resonates deep inside our hearts.
The Gayo highlands of central Aceh is a scenic, pine studded mountainous region accessible only by road and hence fairly remote. The town of Takengon sits at the base of a beautiful lake, Danau Tawar (Lake Tawar) with towering mountains all around. This is the home of the Gayo people, an ethnic group with their own language, a strong music and dance culture, and a society of highly educated scholars.
Gayo coffee’s entry to the world commodity market is due to its highly valued, typical flavor. Its fine aroma and lack of bitter taste have become the characteristics of this Gayo Arabica product, superior to the flavor of Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica.
The exceptional taste of Gayo coffee has made it a favorite among coffee drinkers in Europe, especially in the Netherlands. Gayo coffee belongs to the premium category, equal to the class of other world-famous products like Brazilian, Blue Mountain and Ethiopian coffee.
- Type: Aceh Gayo grade 1.
- Arabica coffee beans .
- One of the premium coffee beans in the world.
- Harvested from plantations in Central Aceh region.
- Fine aroma and pretty low bitter taste.
- Grown in the distinctive type of soil in the highlands.
- Almost impossible to find in any other places outside its origin.
- Famous for its classic balance of earthiness, bold and syrupy flavor.
- Fragrance / aroma: fresh nutty.
- Flavor: complex coffee flavor with hints of vanilla.
- Acidity: good acidity.
- Body: medium to high or full body (rich).
- Time from flowers to be a berry : 9 month
- Production (ton / ha): 30,000 to 40,000.
- Optimal temperature: 13 to 28 Degrees Celsius.
- Optimal rainfall: 100 to 3,000 mm.
- Altitude : 1,000 to 1,500 from sea level (ASL).
- Soil types: fertile volcanic soil, wet climate, near to equator (north).
- Country of origin: Indonesia.
- Production areas: Gayo island, Central Aceh, Northern Sumatra.
- Caffeine content: 0.8 to 1.4 %.
- Form of seeds: flat with a clear midline.
- Character stew: acid and chocolate.
- Method of harvest: mechanical and hand pick.
- Processing method: mostly wet processed, wet hulling (small holders), and small quantity wet process; dry hulling or fully wash process (big processor).