This is Asalan

This is Asalan

Not Aslan, Asalan. It is the final stage of green coffee, ready to export. Volkopi dries coffee right before bagging it to ship out. Another odd practice... but that is Sumatra for you.

Final Hand-picking, Volkopi, Medan

Final Hand-picking, Volkopi, Medan

The coffee is run through the gravity table and screener again in Medan, and then hand-picked a final time. But Medan is so hot and humid, it's a wonder the coffee doesn't absorb more moisture here, and can actually be dried at all in this climate. To do this, you need heat, and such temperatures applied to green coffee in the final stage, out of parchment... that's not good either. Medan, Sumatra

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