The Karo Highlands coffees come from a co-op of 786 coffee producers in the Sumatran region of Dolok Sanguul. With six distinct ethnic groups residing in Dolok Sanguul—each with different languages, religions, and traditions, the area is substantially diverse.
The co-op’s coffees are semi-washed and wet-hulled. Farmers mechanically remove the outer skin of the coffee and then lay the beans out to sun-dry. Beans are then hulled to remove the parchment. After hulling, the green beans are laid out in the sun again, until they are bagged and stored to rest in a warehouse.
Region: Dolok Sanggul (Northern Sumatra)
Altitude: 1,500 + meters
Process: Semi-washed, wet-hulled, sun-dried
Tasting Notes: Full body, medium acidity. Earthy with notes of chocolate and tobacco.