About Brazil Santos
Several farms from the Santos region contribute to this fine coffee. One of the farmers is Jose Renato Goncalves in Sertãozinho Santos. Jose takes the time to do things by hand. Trees are nurtured with organic fertilisers produced on the farm, preserving the microbial life in the soil. Coffee cherries are hand picked, ensuring only the ripest fruit is selected.
This meticulous care is the reason why the farm performs well in the prestigious Cup of Excellence competitions.
About Aceh Gayo region and smallholders
This coffee comes from the smallholder farming communities in the thelofty volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser in the Aceh Gayo highlands. The volcanic fertile soils make this an ideal region for coffee production. Indonesia has a particular method of processing coffee, known as Giling Basah or wet-hulling. The farmers remove the outer skin of the coffee cherries mechanically using a pulping machine. The beans, still coated with mucilage, are then stored for a day. The mucilage is washed off and the parchment coffee is partially dried, retaining about 30 – 50% of the moisture content.