Sumatra - Karo Highlands
Sumatra - Karo Highlands

Green Coffee - Sumatra - Karo Highlands

Regular price $10.00 Sale price $74.00 Unit price per
All deliveries are carbon neutral
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notes dark chocolate, baking spice
profile sweet, creamy, complex
varietal Tim Tim, Typica, Ateng, Onan Ganjang, Jember
process Giling Basha (wet-hulled)
altitude 1100-1350 masl
region Karo Batak Highlands
farm various small farms
importer West Coast Coffee Traders

Smallholders in the district of Paranginan, Humbahas Province in Karo Highlands enjoy a warm climate, high altitudes and favorable soil—all ideal conditions for Arabica coffee. Sumatran coffee has increased body and deep earthy notes. Wet-hulling is something of a hybrid between a natural and a washed. First the coffee runs through a depulper and then it ferments overnight. The farmers dry the parchment to around 50%. A collector dries it down to about 25% and then sends it through a huller to remove the parchment layer. Finally, the coffee is dried down to about 12 to 13% before export.

Weekly ordering deadline is Tuesday at 9am. Orders placed before this time are roasted, packaged and shipped by Wednesday. All orders received after this time are subject to shipping the following week depending on overflow.

Our current shipping rates are as follows:

Local Delivery Rates within 2km
$5.00 for orders between $0-$20
$2.50 for orders between $20-$40
FREE for orders over $40

Canadian Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$36
$10 for orders between $36-$75
FREE for orders over $75

US Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$100
FREE for orders over $100

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Biotrē™ 2.0 has outer layers are made from wood pulp and cellulose from wood pulp. In Biotrē™ 2.0 with Natural Kraft paper on the outside, the outer layers make up approximately 60% of the material by weight and have been shown to break down into healthy compost in 12 weeks when tested using conditions from a test method called ASTM D6868. The interior, sealable layer in Biotrē™ 2.0 is made of a plant-based, renewable resource, sugar cane. This is a durable i.e., non-biodegradable, layer made from renewable plant sources. The greenhouse gas CO2 is absorbed and reduced during the plant’s growth.

Biotrē™ takes a comprehensive approach to being environmentally friendly.

  • Waste Reduction – Biotrē™ can reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in long term waste storage like a landfill.
    • Biotrē™ 2.0 – with the outer layers breaking down naturally in a composting environment in a relatively short period of time, packages can be processed in a home compost to convert 60% of material (Biotrē™ 2.0 are not recommended for municipal or industrial composting). The inner layer can be removed from compost if found and disposed of with normal trash. 60% less material goes to the landfill.
  • Climate Change – The plant-based components that go into Biotrē™ (wood pulp, sugar cane, and corn) absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used to make Biotrē™ packaging. Absorbing and reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere helps stem the tide of global climate change.
  • Natural Resources - Biotrē™ preserves our natural resources by reducing the use of finite fossil fuel and mineral resources and promoting the use of cyclical, sustainable sources. While most barrier packaging is made from almost exclusively petroleum-based plastics or aluminum foil, Biotre® film layers consist of anywhere for 60% to nearly 100% renewable plants.