A Tale of Two Sumatras
There are perhaps no coffees more misunderstood than the coffees from the island of Sumatra. In shedding light on this misunderstanding, our Director of Coffee and co-owner Peter Giuliano tells the tale of two wildly different coffees—Gayo and Dolok Sanggul—from this gigantic island rich with cultural and geographic diversity. From the Dutch spice trade to the 1920s—when Sumatran coffee was being traded with indigenous names like Ankola and Mandailing—to Counter Culture Coffee's work to bring specificity to buying coffee from Sumatra, Peter shares his insight ... and his experience with the beautiful diversity of Sumatran coffee, Sumatran culture, and the Sumatran environment.
Read the full story in our Origins section.