Indonesian Sumatran 'Blue Batak' Hands of Hope (green)

Overview

Region: Lintong, Lake Toba area, North Sumatra


 


 


Altitude: 1100-1800 masl


 


Producers: Banyan Farmer Group


 


Processing: Wet hulling / 'Giling Basah'


bean Appearance: bluish jade


 


 


Farmer training: GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) by Volkopi 


In the cup: Caramel, tobacco, citrus, sweet with good body


This Sumatran coffee benefits from a higher altitude that produces a brightness in the cup and complexities unique to this region. Sweet syrupy characters, good cup qualities and great complexities are prominent. Just fine as a single origin, or as a blender.


The Hands of Hope Project was set up by the coffee company Volkapi to help and support children; many of them orphans, in a number of foster homes. Their goal is to supplement the institution’s incomes, helping them improve their facilities and to supplement their annual operating budgets creating a better future for the children.


The Hands of Hope Project provides a percentage of the proceeds from selected green coffee sales to two specific foster homes. One located in a mountain village of Takengon Aceh, Kasih Sayang. The other is in Yayasan Sungai Air Hidup, located in the inner city of Medan, North Sumatra’s coffee export hub. The Kasih Sayang foster home helped many of the children who lost their parenst in the devastating Boxing Day tsunami.


The support provided means the children’s meals more nutritional with the addition of fresh fruit and vegetables, funding has been provide for classroom construction. Other specific items have been sports and music equipment. The children have been able to grow their own produce in specially built greenhouses. 


Quality: Blue Batak


Area: Lintong, Lake Toba area, North Sumatra


Altitude: 1100-1800 masl


Producers : Banyan Farmer Group


Processing method: Wet hulling / 'Giling Basah'


Cup: Intense sweetness, aromatic and earthy, heavy body


Bean Appearance: bluish jade


Farmer training: GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) by Volkopi

Latest Reviews

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This bean was a little tricksy to roast in my popper, first crack was a bit difficult to hear. I roasted to a medium roast (soon after what first crack I could hear had stopped)

As a doppio/double espresso this had a lovely lemon/apple acidity, and caramel flavours with a hint of banana. Good body and crema. More acid a few days after roasting mellowing out after about 5-6 days.

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Indonesian Sumatran 'Blue Batak' Hands of Hope (green)

In the cup: In the cup: Caramel, tobacco, citrus, sweet with good body


Price is per Kg, not including shipping.

$17.40

Order a custom roast by selecting below: Min 2kg

$17.40
Crop Year:
2016-17
Our Grading:
Gr 2 Premium
Organic:
No
Directly Traded:
No
RFA:
No
Utz Certified:
No
Last Stocked:
No

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