Sumatra

  1. Sumatra Video: Aceh in October (Long Edit)

    Sumatra Video: Aceh in October (Long Edit)

    Video visits to coffee farmers and millers around Aceh Sumatra

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  2. Sumatra: Arabica Varieties in Aceh

    Sumatra: Arabica Varieties in Aceh

    This is a list of coffee varieties / cultivars found in Aceh and more broadly in Sumatra, Indonesia

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  3. Sumatra: Stories About Aceh, With Pictures

    Sumatra: Stories About Aceh, With Pictures

    A Sumatra travelogue in photographs, focused on Aceh area around Lake Tawar and Takengon town

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  4. Sumatra: Some Things I Have Learned About Aceh, Perhaps.

    Sumatra: Some Things I Have Learned About Aceh, Perhaps.

    Thoughts on Acehnese coffee and the trading system here, written from Banda Aceh, October 2019.

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  5. Sumatran Coffee: Grading and Appearance

    Sumatran Coffee: Grading and Appearance

    The appearance of green coffee from Indonesia can be jarring, especially if you’re used to washed beans from Africa or Central America. Why, many ask, does a Grade 1 Sumatra lack uniformity of color and/or bean size?

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  6. Sulawesi and the Sumatra Effect.

    Sulawesi and the Sumatra Effect.

    Some thoughts on Suluwesi and Indonesia in general while traveling there...

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  7. Sumatra

    Sumatra

    Much of the flavor of Sumatran coffee comes from the way Sumatras are processed, the wet-hull method , not to be confused with wet-processed coffee.

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  8. Sumatra Defect Images

    Sumatra Defect Images

    Traditional Sumatran coffees are wet-hulled. It's also called semi-washed coffee which may or may not be accurate since there are variations in methods.

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  9. Mount Sinabung Eruption in Sumatra

    Mount Sinabung Eruption in Sumatra

    The Mount Sinabung volcano in Sumatra has erupted over 30 times in the last few months leading to mass evacuations and destruction in the vicinity, including many coffee farms.

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  10. 83 Semi-Important Photographs about Indonesia Coffee

    83 Semi-Important Photographs about Indonesia Coffee

    Photographs from my recent trip to Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi.

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  11. Window to Indo, July 2012

    Window to Indo, July 2012

    Be warned that a few photos from the Sulawesi funeral Pesta are gory.

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  12. Sumatra- Berastagi, Sidikalang, Lake Toba, Lintong

    Sumatra- Berastagi, Sidikalang, Lake Toba, Lintong

    I took an extended trip to Sumatra, landing in Medan and heading south initially to North Sumatra.

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  13. Videos: The Sumatran Coffee Trade

    Videos: The Sumatran Coffee Trade

    We finally had time to put together videos from Tom's recent trip to Sumatra.

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  14. Dried Fish, Man-Cats and Wedding Crashing in Sumatra

    Dried Fish, Man-Cats and Wedding Crashing in Sumatra

    Tom got back from Sumatra last week with a camera full of great photos.

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  15. Sumatra 5 Star Certified- Aceh and Lintong

    Sumatra 5 Star Certified- Aceh and Lintong

    Yes, 5 Star Certified. That's what you have to do when you take your fancy camera to Sumatra, and proceed to take 1250 photos.

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  16. Dolok Sanggul, Lake Toba, Sumatra

    Dolok Sanggul, Lake Toba, Sumatra

    Green unripe coffee cherry from Dolok Sanggul area of Lintong, Sumatra.

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  17. Medan in the Morning.

    Medan in the Morning.

    Medan is the port for all the coffee.

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  18. sumatra cultivar cupping test

    sumatra cultivar cupping test

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  19. Sumatra Coffee: Harvest and Processing

    Sumatra Coffee: Harvest and Processing

    This is a longer video compiled from clips shot in North Sumatra

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  20. Sumatra and Sulawesi ... the long and short of it.

    Sumatra and Sulawesi ... the long and short of it.

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