Silimakuta Nuel 2021

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North Sumatra, Simanlungun

Community Name

Silimakuta Nuel and Norma

Processing Method

Arrival Date

December 2021

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

85.75 – Brown sugar, dried pineapple, juicy chocolate, lemon, peanut brittle, red pepper syrup


1300 – 1400 MASL


Andungsari, LiniS795, Sigararutang

Fresh Filter

Current Crop 4-12 Months


On our first visit to Nuel and Norma, we immediately knew that this was a coffee family we wanted to work with. It ended up taking us a few years to finally get this coffee to the US. Nuel and Norma operate a small collection center in the small region of Silimakuta. They buy from about 100 farmers near Saribudolok and the north shore of Lake Toba. From the onset, Nuel and Norma appear as a typical, honest coffee collector family. Farmers deliver their coffee right to his porch. Their pulping and drying operations also look standard for a village collector in this region. But one step inside Nuel’s home and you’ll find they are far from ordinary. A hand-built roasting machine, an old Hario brewing device, and remnants of experiments strewn about reveal that he is passionate about coffee. He plays with wild and wacky drying and fermentation methods just for fun. This passion is much needed in this Simalungun region where lack of coffee knowledge and good agricultural practices have led to many farmers replacing coffee with orange trees over the past decade. The orange market here is subject to a lot more fluctuation than coffee- farmers often find themselves in a worse position. We aim to reverse this trend through better training and better prices. Nuel, Norma, and our staff in Sumatra are an integral part of this pursuit.