Region: Lintong, Lake Toba
Producer: Selected small holders
Altitude: 1250 – 1450 MASL
Arabica Varietals: Typica, Catimor
Processing: Wet hulled (Giling Basah)
In the cup: Intense, earthy, forest berries, smooth
Kuda Mas means golden horse.
This coffee is a very fine example of a superior and classic Mandheling Grade 1 coffee and is grown in the highlands around Lintong and Lake Toba Kuda Mas. The preparation is uniform, well graded with minimal defects and good bean size.
Processing is typical for Sumatran coffees: hand picked, pulped, fermented overnight, washed, gently dried out and finally the still wet parchment is hulled. There are very few wet mills, if any in Sumatra and almost all coffee is processed by hand on the farms where it is grown. This local processing is known as Giling Basah.