Spanning more than 3,200 miles from Sabang in northern Sumatra to Merauke in Irian-Jaya, Indonesia claims the 4th place when it comes to the world’s largest coffee producing country. Its unique characteristics as an archipelagic state consists of 17,000 islands, numerous mountainous regions,vibrant ecosystem prosperous with fertile soil, and the ideal temperature which have encouraged the growth of such a unique variety of coffees.
Not yet known as a top producer –but clearly proven an outstanding track record, Indonesia produced over 660,000 metric tons of coffee beans in 2016 with the Specialty Arabica Coffee being the most popular exported product. With 150,000 tons of beans exported per year, Indonesia is the 2nd largest specialty Arabica exporter in the world. Nearly 100 genetic Arabica varieties have been produced since 1699, and some of these include the Aceh Gayo, or what we called as ‘Arundaya’.
We source our single-origin coffee beans from Aceh Gayo, Sumatra, featuring rich coffee planting traditions and upholding a long-term relationship with trusted farmers.The fragrance of coffee flowers can only be compared with jasmine plantations.The first step begins with processing the coffee beans at the modern plant, complying only to the international standards of quality. With the perfect combination of traditional approach and high-end technology, we serve our carefully curated beans to the international market with the hopes of high lighting Indonesia’s greatest coffee characteristics.
The drying process started right after farmers harvested the coffee beans. Letting the natural heat of the sun reduce the water content in side the beans with aims to keep coffee as natural and fresh as possible. After the water content reaches a required level, the coffee hulling process is coming.
The goal of coffee hulling is to remove the parchment skin, or chaffs (also called“pergamino”) from the bean to get clean and fresh coffee beans. A modern huller machine does the job at its best.
The second sun-drying process, which occurs after coffee hulling is crucial to get an optimal result of the water content. Moisture level is kept at a maximum of 12%.
Modern Sutton machine separates bad coffee beans from the good ones. It’s smart enough to determine either good or bad merely from the weight of the bean. Smart Sutton machine ensures quality control to provide the best product for the customers. Even if the machine misses one coffee bean or two, skilled staff fulfills a manual sorting process. Defected beans are hand-picked and removed.
Lastly, but definitely not the least, we are determined to deliver the coffee beans safely. Maintaining the finest quality is the top priority, therefore coffee beans put in secure jute bags and later be stored in warehouse in proper condition. Good quality packaging ensures good quality coffee beans, which is exactly what we aim for.