When in Medan last March, we have a chance to visit Macehat Coffee located at Jl. Karo. Macehat Coffee offers high quality, roasted-to-order Sumatran Mandheling coffee. They have various ranges of coffee beans such as: Sumatran Luwak (civet), Gourmet, Peaberry and Top 20. So I ordered several bags of Sumatran top 20 & Peaberry. While waiting for the coffee bean to be roast, I sat at the cafe and ordered a single shot Macchiato 15K with a portion of croquette 15K and ubi goreng (fried cassava) 15K. Both the coffee and finger food tasted excellent. After that, I take a walk at the back of the stores and saw a big roasting machine and several busy workers sorting the coffee beans. I also saw quite a devastating view. Two luwaks behind cages, looking like they’re kept there solely to produce coffee bean feces. I make a note to not order/buy any Luwak coffee ever since.
The (non-luwak) coffee bean I ordered proved so good that a week later, after I returned to Jakarta, I placed another order for their Sumatran Gourmet and Peaberry to share with friends. It’s a different type of souvenir from Medan if you’re bored with bringing back bika ambon, bolu gulung or durian.
Jl. Karo No.20
Medan – North Sumatra 20112
ph. +62 (61) 4529944