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Sigarar Utang

Full Washed

Our Crop |  Sigarar Utang ™Siamang Forest Washed

Cultivar: Typica , Catimor “Sigarar Utang”

Characteristics: Dwarf medium-tall trees; leaves vary in size but are red tipped and usually slender. The fruit is round and the beans are usually large.Growing Regions: All over Sumatra.

Grown Organically @LLO Farm. We started our crop from seed and it is now 5 years old. Shade grown under leguminous trees and bordering the Siamang Forest on our Farm. Brix Sweetness is above average for this cultivar.

™Siamang Forest Washed

Purchase on the SHOP TAB. In the USA contact @wade_merantau_coffee on instagram to order

Cupping Profile: Full Washed | Dry Hull
A rich brown sugar sweetness opens up in the aroma and flavors. Notes of  orange are present in the tangy acidity. A soft, medium body mouthfeel that carries notes of almond nougat in our signature clean finish.

™Siamang Forest Washed available as Light-Medium or Medium-Dark Roast. For this coffee we blended 80/20 Sigarar Utang / Onan Ganjang for a fully washed micro lot.

NEW In 2021 we have rebranded our previous Huta Raja Line of specialty coffee to Siamang Forest Coffee in an effort to raise public awareness of the importance of buying local and to the continuing disappearance of wildlife habitats in Simalungun due to deforestation. Our Farmer Group Leaders Joel and Ralen are happy with the rebrand and share our goal to protect the Siamang Forest here in Pematang Purba, our home. Every purchase you make of roasted LLO coffee helps us protect the 12 hectare forest which is part of our farm in Simalungun. Thank You!

To purchase Siamang Forest Full Wash Nira green beans, contact Lisa on WhatsApp +62 8116010004 for availability and price. Visit the SIAMANG FOREST COFFEE TAB for information on crop origin and cup profile.

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History | Fun Facts

This cultivar was introduced to growers in the 1980’s by the ICCRI as an alternative to Robusta. In an effort to educate and encourage growers to plant more Arabica, the government subsidised the price of the seeds and plantlets to landowners. Many people were skeptical, but the cultivar performed well and the first harvest of coffee came much quicker than other Arabica varietals. In addition, the harvests intervals increased from twice a year to nearly year round. Hence the name given the varietal “Sigarar Utang” which translates roughly to “paid debts”. In Simalungun, more than 80% of the growers have this varietal on their farms. They also call it “Ateng” which means dwarf, but the varietal has evolved since it’s introduction nearly 40 years ago and some trees, if left unpruned will reach 3 meters or more. We have also learned that Ateng is the local dialect shortened version of Aceh Tenga [or central Aceh, which is the origin that ICCRI  first distributed this cultivar.

The cup quality became very popular in the global market. Because of this, local collectors began to misinform the growers of the value of the coffee. Some pretty wild stories were cooked up to keep the collectors costs down and their profits soared. A couple of their stories were the coffee is not used for drinking but for making paint or gunpowder!! When we first moved to Indonesia, some of the locals in our village of Saribu Dolok also told us these stories. Over the years, the knowledge of our adopted farmers and farmer groups has grown and they have come to fully understand that their coffee is considered “specialty” all over the world and is only used for drinking!

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