Wahana Andong Sari is an Indonesian varietal that was released by the Indonesian Coffee and Cacao Research Institute. It is selected from a popular Catimor that was brought from Colombia to Indonesia. Andong Sari was thought to be hybrid cross from Catimor, Caturra and Hibrido De Timot (HDT). Andong Sari was mainly grown in the East Java region and little bit in the Lintong region. This dark roasted coffee has flavours of earth with hints of cinnamon & star anise. This cup has a mild sugar cane sweetness, with low round apple-like acidity with a dominant cedar wood aroma on the nose. Overall the coffee shows a good, weighty body and the finish is smooth and balanced.
ABOUT WAHANA ESTATE
Established in 2005, Wahana is a unique and privately owned estate led by seasoned coffee professionals Pak Suryo and Ibu Maria. They live and breathe coffee and have been supplying some of the best of Indonesian coffee to the most select customers throughout the world.
Wahana Estate is located in Lae Mungkur village, Sidikalang sub-district, Dairi district, North Sumatra – Indonesia. Historically, Sidikalang is one of the most popular coffee producing regions in Indonesia. Wahana Estate is located exactly in GPS coordinates of N02o41’06.9” and E098o20’56.2”.
Wahana Estate has an altitude of 1,200 – 1,500 m above sea level with an annual rainfall of about 2,000 mm to 3,000mm. Additionally, it is blessed to have a cool temperature which ranges between 15 to 25C, with a record lowest temperature being 12C and highest recorded temperature being 30C. With such vast differences between day and night temperatures, their red coffee cherry boasts a Brix of more than 13%.
The Wahana Estate plantation spans across an area of 468 Ha. Geographically Wahana Estate has 250 Ha for coffee plantations, 30 Ha for coffee nursery, 10 Ha for coffee processing facilities (mills), 100 Ha for Natural Reserve and the remaining area for growing vegetables, composting factory, worker facilities, other facilities and guest houses.
Wahana Estate is committed to long-term CSR initiatives. As one of the region’s largest employers, they have proactively established a free health clinic to serve their workers and have also created the Farmers Support Center to support the entire region of small farm holders. The centre helps farmers by sharing best agronomic practices about coffee farm management, the advantages of shade grown coffees, the use of organic fertilizer and also to donate coffee seeds to farmers.
Wahana Estate currently also buys coffee red-cherries from small farmers groups in the surrounding region to support their mills and processing facilities.
Wahana Graha Makmur translates to “Vessels for Great Success” and the estate’s mission has two prongs. Wahan focuses not only to produce their own high quality coffee, but also to improve the quality of life for their workers and also to coffee farmers throughout the region. The estate is spread over 250 hectares of fertile land and grows over a dozen coffee varieties that produce some of the most distinct varietals.
Over the years Wahana Estate has gained accolades and respect among the specialty coffee circles for producing some of the most progresssive products and experiences to come out of Indonesia.
Their model farm, located in the right elevation and micro climate region to grow and cultivate deliciously sweet arabica varietals, offer a glimpse into the potential of what the best of Indonesia has to offer. All the coffee is grown using only organic fertilisers from the composting facility on-site and the farm has shade canopy trees planted throughout.
Whereas most of Indonesian coffees are de-pulped by small farm holders using highly variable processes, Wahana estate has an integrated wet milling facility producing fully washed coffees of the highest and consistent quality.