This Sumatra comes from the regency of Samosir, around Lake Toba, in North Sumatra. Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world, and this coffee is grown in the volcanic soil of the mountains that surround the lake.
Sumatra Lake Toba Samosir is a honey processed coffee, which while common in Costa Rica, is unusual and unique in Indonesia. Honey process is between a dry/natural and a wet process, in that the pulp is removed before drying, but the mucilage is left intact. This concentrates the sugars of the mucilage, and gives the dried beans a sticky feel (like honey).
In the cup this full-bodied bean tastes of sweet stone fruit and citrus tones. It coats your mouth with sweet flavor reminiscent of the tropical fruits that grow in the same area. Delicious.