Hendra Maulizar | Gayo Avatara
Hendra Maulizar is a name that has become synonymous with Indonesian speciality coffee processing.
His journey began when his father, Hamdan, moved to Aceh in 2006 and started growing coffee. Inspired by his father's work, Hendra began growing coffee in 2010 on a small plot of land. Over the years, his farm has grown to 10 hectares, and he has invested in post-harvesting facilities to improve the quality of his coffee.
One thing that sets Hendra apart from other coffee farmers is his commitment to experimentation. Hendra is constantly experimenting with 8-10 different processing methods and has even started a nursery to grow the Abbysinia variety. His dedication to quality has paid off, with his coffee ranking 7th in Indonesia's Cup of Excellence in 2021.
Hendra's contributions to the Indonesian coffee industry have not gone unnoticed. One of Hendra's most notable innovations is his use of natural carbonic maceration to elevate local varieties and flavour profiles in processing his coffee. His endless spirit of bringing the best coffee makes him never settle for less.