SUMATERA: Solok Honey
Hailing from West Sumatera, Solok is the epitome of premium quality coffee producing area. Considering how coffee processing is well regarded by the city, coffee beans from Solok passes two types of post harvest processing, dry and wet.
Within the washed processing method, after it is ripe the coffee is picked and peeled from its cod, the pulp is cleaned with water to accelerate the drying process as well as bringing a milder and smoother taste. The beans are then dried directly under the sun for 6 days to achieved the washed processing or 10 days for honey processing, until the water volume decreases to about 12%.
The climate of being located higher than 1,500 meters above sea level also has an influence on the taste. The end result of this beans are balanced between its sweet and sour sensory experience following the taste of citrus and various spices.
This coffee has been awarded a silver medal at AICA 2016 for the pour over single origin category.