Takengon is a remote town situated in the region of Aceh, deep in the Gayo Highlands of northern Sumatra. In the rural areas that lie north-west of the lake is Lampahan, a small coffee producing town that sits between 1300 and 1400 metres above sea level. There are 372 smallholder producers in the area, each cultivating coffee on farms an average size of 1 hectare each. During harvest season, only ripe, red cherries are picked and processed within 8 hours of picking. It is then pulped and dry fermented for 24-48 hours, before being washed and moved to raised beds where it is dried for 3-5 days, or until moisture content reaches 40%.