From the small plantations in Bener Meriah district and Central Aceh, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province, Gayo beans are grown around Lake Laut Tawar by farmers on less than 2 hectares of land each. At about 1000-1500 mdlp altitude in the Bukit Barisan mountain, these gayo beans are harvested from March - June & September - December.
Our gayo beans are mainly from Tim-Tim and Katimor seeds cultivated traditionally at targeted size 17/18 and processed with Wet Hulled method.
Characteristics of Gayo:
Located at the northern end of Sumatra, Aceh is the melting pot of different cultures, traditions, fantastic culinary, and geographic stretch of panoramic beauty. It’s also dubbed as the central hub of the biggest arabica coffee productions in Indonesia. Not only does Aceh have the largest capacity, it’s also prized for its specialty and world class coffee - namely the Gayo Coffee.
This Arabica variety first entered the highland of Gayo in Central Aceh around the early 1900 or during the occupation of the Netherlands. This chapter brought a new breath of life to the local farmers with the opening of coffee farms and plantations, existing primarily on the highlands of Central Aceh, Bener Meriah and Gayo Lues.
Gayo beans are also grown around Lake Laut Tawar at about 1000-1500 mdlp altitude in the Bukit Barisan mountain range. Small farmers work on a small plantation measuring not more than 2-hectare each. The harvest seasons range from April to July and October to January. The Arabica Gayo coffee beans are most sought after for its aromatic fragrance and flavorful taste.
The Arabica Lintong coffee beans were first planted at the mountain range on the western side of Sumatra, near Lake Toba. At the time, the largest coffee plantations for this type was located at the Lintong Nihuta of Humbang Hasundutan district - hence the name Lintong Coffee.
Lintong Coffee does not refer to the variety, but rather the international brand name for coffee beans originated from Humbang Hasundutan, North Sumatra. These beans are planted at the height of 1.000 - 1.500 asl. Harvest season starts around April to July and October to January.
It’s also a favorite all around the world, with international coffee lovers praising it for the rich yet smooth chocolatey and nutty taste.
Indonesia Sumatra coffee is a type of special single origin coffee beans from the North Sumatera region, namely Mandheling and Lintong. These Arabica varieties are planted above 1.000 -1.500 mdlp with adequate rainfall and ideal climate, including the volcano belt areas of Lake Toba.
The volcanic area around Lake Toba is one of the most fertile and richest bio-ecosystems, making it the most ideal place to grow green beans. These small plantations around 0.5- 2 hectares are managed by farmers with traditional farming principles. Harvest months range from March - June & September - December. At Malagri, we provide Sumatra coffee beans using the wet hulled processing method.
Characteristics of Sumatra Mandheling and Linthong: