We’re pleased to introduce a new single-origin decaf offering on our shelves. Say hello to Decaf Sumatra Sidikalang. Chocolate, molasses and rum in the cup. Sweet and balanced.
Sidikalang is a city and district immediately to the west of Lake Toba, the massive crater lake in North Sumatra. While it is near Lintong, Dolok Sanggul and other growing areas, Sidikalang coffees have a different flavor profile, more like a classic Mandheling. Part of this is due to micro-climates and influences from the Lake, part is due to the cultivar. The area has its own special long bean type, a form of Typica that was lost in the late 1880s, when coffee leaf rust swept through Indonesia. However, both the Bergendal and Sidikalang varieties of Typica can still be found, especially at higher altitudes and in remote areas.
Our Decaf Sumtra Sidikalang is decaffeinated using a natural water process.
Information about this coffee was compiled with our friends at Sweet Maria’s. Learn more about varietals like Sidikalang and Ateng at their web site.