Coffee trees were originally brought to Indonesia in the early 19th century by the Dutch, who sought to break the world-wide Arabic monopoly on the cultivation of coffee. Within a few years, Indonesian coffee dominated the world’s coffee market. Yet by the end of the century disease completely destroyed the crop. Coffee trees were successfully replanted and quickly gained a large share of the world market until the plantations were ravaged again during World WarII. “Mandailing”, spelled here correctly, is technically an ethnic group in Indonesia, not a region, as is Batak.
The Sumatra Takengon GR1 DP PT IKA is sourced from the Jagong Mill and surrounding family- owned farms located in the Takengon and Atu Lintang coffee region af Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Irham Junus owns and operates the Jagong Mill with his son, Andi and daughter, Ina. The Junus family has focused on meticulous ripe cherry selection resulting in something truly unique in Sumtra. The junus family also has full control of the processing and milling right up to the final export stage, avoiding the lond and convoluted supply lines that can compromise Sumtran quality.