This single variety coffee comes to us from The Wahana Estate in North Sumatra and is solely comprised of one of the varieties that the Dutch introduced to Indonesia from Colombia in the mid 1870s, P-88.
While the coffee is named P-88 after its variety, we have also come to call it “Honey Bear” due to the presence of Sun Bears in the vicinity of The Wahana Estate. When Rick and Marcie Hubbard visited, Johan, the manager of the estate, pointed out the Sun Bears on the farm but referred to them as Honey Bears, thus the name was born.
The P-88 variety of plant is unique by Indonesian standards because of the uniform bean size the plants produce as well as the smoothness in the coffee’s finish. Although it originated there, P-88 is no longer common in Colombia, but the variety has flourished and adapted well to the climate and growing conditions in North Sumatra.
- 1400-1500 masl