Kerinci Gunung Tujuh 250g

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Kerinci Gunung Tujuh 250g
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COFFEE GRADE:

Sumatra Kerinci Fully Washed
FARM/COOP/STATION:
Koerintji Barokah Bersama Cooperative
VARIETAL:
Andung Sari, Sigarar Utang
PROCESSING:
Fully washed
ALTITUDE:
1,400 to 1,700 meters above sea level
OWNER:
320 members of Koerintji Barokah Bersama Cooperative
SUBREGION/TOWN:
Gunung Tujuh, Kerinci

The producer cooperative that produced this Fully washed lot are expanding Indonesia's coffee producing rich traditions by diversifying the processing methods. This lot nails it. Think super juicy, cherry lemonade, black tea and grapefruit. It is sure to make you reconsider what you think you know about Indonesian coffee. 

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About This Coffee

The 320 members of the Koerintji Barokah Bersama Cooperative live and farm on a plateau that sits at the foot of Mount Kerinci on the island of Sumatra. Mount Kerinci is one of the many volcanoes in the Pacific Ring of Fire, a 40,000-kilometer horseshoe-shaped series of 452 volcanoes that are part of an almost constant dance of eruptions and plate movements. Mount Kerinci’s historic eruptions have assured that the surrounding area is lush and verdant thanks to the deep supply of fertile volcanic soil.

The cooperative is managed by Triyono, who leads members in processing and roasting their own coffee. They have a fully outfitted roasting facility, including a cupping lab, next to the dry mill. This is especially impressive considering the cooperative was founded in mid-2017!

Harvest & Post-Harves

During the harvest season, coffee is handpicked, with labor usually supplied by the immediate family. After picking, the coffee will be delivered to a UPH collection center. 

Triyono oversees the activities on and around nine UPH stations owned by the cooperative.  A UPH is a collection center where coffee cherries are bought by the coop and where the coffee is processed before moving it to the central mill. Essentially, a UPH functions as a small washing station.  

Indonesia is known for its unique ‘Wet Hulled’ Process (Giling Basah). Tryiono and his team are expanding Indonesia’s coffee processing traditions.  

With this Fully washed lot, the coffee is pulped and then left to ferment overnight in buckets. It is washed the next day and agitated to remove the mucilage. The coffee is first dried on patios for the first drying phase. Afterwards, it is transferred to raised beds. The beds are located in domes so as to protect the coffee from rain or harsh sunlight. When dry, the coffee is milled and sorted by hand.  

As of 2019, contributing farmers receive 9,500 rupiahs per kg of cherry. The result is that members of the coop have a fixed buyer for their cherries, and the profit of the coop at the end of the year is either invested in infrastructure to upscale quality or is shared with the producers. Farmers also receive technical support and seedlings for shade trees for on and around the farm. To join the coop, a producer pays a one-time membership fee of around 400 dollars (5 million rupiahs). To streamline the operation, there is an agriculturalist providing technical assistance to make sure the standard operation procedures are applied while processing at the different stations. Each UPH is located in a different area and receives cherries from different farmer groups. 

Coffee in Indonesia

Indonesia has a long coffee producing history, but recently their coffees have been overlooked by the specialty market. Thanks to our innovative and ever-expanding supply chain, we are proud to bring you high-quality coffees from many of Indonesia’s unique regions, accompanied by in-depth traceability information.

Indonesia is perhaps best known for its unique wet hulling process (giling basah). Though its exact origins are unclear, wet hulling most likely originated in Aceh during the late 1970s.

Wet hulling’s popularity can be attributed to producers’ need for prompt payments. It was also adopted specifically by many producers who lacked the drying infrastructure that was needed to shelter drying parchment from the high humidity and inconsistent rainfall typical in Sumatra. At higher elevations with constant humidity and unpredictable rainfall, drying can prove to be slow, risky and difficult

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Article No.
OE22-k
Weight
250 g/pcs
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