- Origin : Raja Sumatra, Indonesia
- Process : Wet-hulling
- Roast : Dark
- Notes : Butterscotch, Chocolate, Cedar, Spice
- Harvest : May to November
- Ground Medium-Fine
Istanbul is a blend that holds strong character. Flavors are dynamic but still well-balanced without being too bitter or too acidic. One sip of this brew and you can feel the complexity and deep earthy notes.
Much of the coffee beans in Indonesia are processed using the ‘Giling Basah’ (wet-hulling) method. The harvested coffee cherries are de-pulped by hand and dried on a patio for a few days. When the beans are semi-dried, containing around 30% to 50% moisture, it is passed on to a collector who puts them through a hulling machine while the beans are still moist to then finally set them on patios to dry for a couple more days. This process is used to enhance the earthy and spicy flavors of Sumatran coffee.