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Sumatra: Berastagi, Sidikalang, Lake Toba, Lintong

I took an extended trip to Sumatra, landing in Medan and heading south initially to North Sumatra. Eh? North Sumatra (Sumatra Utara) is not the northernmost part of the island .. Aceh is, but for some reason they call it North Sumatra! I was traveling with Wendy from Tony's coffee on this leg, and members of the new SCAI: Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia. We headed to Berastagi (Brastagi), then to Seribu Dolok, Sidikalang, Dolok Sanggul, Lintong Nihota, Balige, Parapat, and back to Medan, a big loop around the giant Lake Toba.
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Welcome to Singapore
Welcome to Singapore
Welcome to Medan, Sumatra ... Wendy
Welcome to Medan, Sumatra ... Wendy (Tony's Coffee)
Medan in the Morning. Medan is the port for all the coffee.
Medan in the Morning. Medan is the port for all the coffee.
Purple Suit, Pink Helmet. Medan, Sumatra
Purple Suit, Pink Helmet. Medan, Sumatra
Oops. Watch that curve. Outside Medan, Sumatra
Oops. Watch that curve. Outside Medan, Sumatra
Scootorama. Outside Medan, Sumatra
Scootorama. Outside Medan, Sumatra
Attempt at a franchise, en route to Berestagi, Sumatra
Attempt at a franchise, en route to Berastagi, Sumatra
Another swell franchise,  Berestagi, Sumatra
Another swell franchise, Berastagi, Sumatra
Mini Coffee Candy Extract, Sumatra style
Mini Coffee Candy Extract, Sumatra style
Pocari Sweat, like Sweat in a can,  Berestagi, Sumatra
Pocari Sweat, like Sweat in a can, Berastagi, Sumatra
Fine coffee brand,  Berestagi, Sumatra
Fine coffee brand, Berastagi, Sumatra
The entire Indo beer selection
The entire Indo beer selection
Watch that curve No. 2,  Berestagi, Sumatra
Watch that curve No. 2, Berastagi, Sumatra
Corn Stand,  Berestagi, Sumatra
Corn Stand, Berestagi, Sumatra
Making Kopi Indo-style,  Berestagi, Sumatra
Making Kopi Indo-style, Berastagi, Sumatra
The coffee sock, indo-style coffee
The coffee sock, indo-style coffee
Monkey beggars in the trash heap, near  Berestagi, Sumatra
Monkey beggars in the trash heap, near Berastagi, Sumatra
All coffee is pretty good coffee,  Berestagi, Sumatra
All coffee is pretty good coffee, Berestagi, Sumatra
Coffee and wings? NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Coffee and wings? NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Bean's a poppin' - NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Bean's a poppin' - NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Bag art, NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Bag art, NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Hand sorting on a conveyor, NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Hand sorting on a conveyor, NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
The bad coffee is table sorted, NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
The bad coffee is table sorted, NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Conveors at NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Conveors at NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Sumatera or Sumatra ???
Sumatera or Sumatra ???
Guess who is buying? NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Guess who is buying? NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Cupping at NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Cupping at NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Look, Mandailing! But they grow no coffee there...
Look, Mandailing! But they grow no coffee there...
Go team - NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra
Go team - NCBA Mill, Berestagi, Sumatra

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