Timo comes from the smallholder farming communities located in the the lofty volcanic slopes in the Aceh Gayo highlands. The volcanic fertile soils make this an ideal region for coffee production. The farmers who produce this coffee use shade trees that act like umbrellas. Shade trees allow more time for the coffee cherries to develop and produce its full nutritional potential.
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.
This method reduces acidity and increases body, resulting in a classic Indonesian cup profile.