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Indonesia North Sumatra Province Purbatua Village Toba Batak Smallholder In the Cup: Full Bodied-Rich-Light Earthiness in finish
From a small village or Purbatua in the North Sumatra province. Population 575. These are truly smallholder farmers. Most coffee from Sumata is processed by a traditional method called Wet hulling, or Giling Basah. This type of processing allows the farmer to not only overcome the often heavy rains and difficulty in getting his coffee dried but also allows movement to market for much needed income. Due to this method coffees from this region often have big body and a very distinct earthiness that many enjoy. As it is with all the best coffees of the world there exist a nice balance of it’s best features. This example from the Purbatua Villagers villagers is one.