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Archives for January 2012

SARIMAKMUR TOUR AND BRISTA JAM

The first thing to notice about Sarimakmur mill is the size, cleanliness and the good organization. We got the full tour. Here are our two guides on the tour Hendri (Left) and Mukfin (right). First receiving area where the “asalan” coffee gets in. Shortly after the “asalan” arrives in white bags it will be dried […]

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THE WAHANA EXPERIENCE

We have been offline for the past three days since the wifi at Wahana was out of order. Relief for some, pain for others. Three days of offline means that at check in to Swiss Belhotel Medan people got their iPhones out and got online. Not sure whether this is the (only) reason, but the signal […]

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MEDAN > LAKE TOBA

This morning we hit the road at 9 am. Direction Lake Toba and Parapat. A 4 hour drive on the roads with fairly challenging Sumatran traffic. “Fast and fun” some would say – others “hazardous and crazy”. We are (again) staying at a very nice hotel, the Niagara Bopobulos hotel in Parapat, with a magnificent […]

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Arrival Medan

The 2011 Nordic Barista Cup winners have arrived to the Sumatran capital Medan. Alexander, Anne, Pernilla and Per will be joined by 11 other people on the one-week trip sponsored and arranged by Mercanta. The total group of 15 has people from Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Great Britain, USA and Australia.

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