Info van Wahana Estate:
Wahana Estate established in 2005 is located in Lae Mungkur village, Sidikalang sub-district, Dairi district, North Sumatra – Indonesia; at altitude of 1,300 – 1,500 m above sea level.
Coffee: Gayo Toba
Farm: Wahana Estate
Processing: Fully Washed
Owner: Wahana Estate
Farm Size: 11.5 ha
Altitude: 1,250 to 1,350 metres above sea level
Region: North Sumatra Province
Country: Sumatra - Indonesia
Gayo Toba is named after a coffee variety P88 that was found mostly in Gayo
(takegon) where we brought it to Wahana Estate which is situated in Lake toba
region in North Sumatera. P88 is a special selected variety that was thought to
be a selection line of catimor that was brought to Aceh. As the coffee brought
out the best flavor from gayo and Toba we decide to name it Wahana Gayo Toba.
P88 variety was one of the varieties that the Dutch introduced to Indonesia from
Colombia and show quite a good adaptability in Indonesia. This varietal was also
researched by ICCRI to find that it has uniform beans, high production and
superior taste. This variety was planted in Wahana in 2011 so as to observe its
suitability, adaptability and taste which were hope to develop interestingly.
As well as experimenting with varietals, Wahana has undertaken research on
optimising standard processing methods (dry, wet, wet-hull and honey) to gain an
insight into how processing develops flavour.
The P88 varietal is well known for its strong Body, sweetness and distinctive
acidity. In order to preserve its identity, we decided to process it in Full washed
process. By doing so, we can distinctly understand how varietals and geography
interacts to create this unique cup of coffee.