Espresso

Sumatra Kerinci Anaerobic Espresso

milk chocolate . rum&raisin . Tropical fruit

Whole Beans

25.51

  • SEK: kr 298.00

26 in stock

The Koerintji Barokah Bersama cooperative has 320 members who grow coffee at the foot of Mount Kerinci on the island of Sumatra, one of the active volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean. Due to the many eruptions, the volcanic soil is fertile and rich in nutrients, creating a green and varied landscape. The beans are fermented after picking in their own fruit, in an oxygen-free - so-called anaerobic - environment and then slowly dried on raised drying beds. This is an unmistakably fruity coffee where the closed fermentation is visible in the flavorful character of the coffee. The result is a very fruity coffee with a distinct sweetness, which is balanced by a round, characterful and pleasant fullness. 

In the anaerobic drying method, the freshly picked coffee Cheries are separated with water before being placed on raised beds where under- and over-ripe and damaged cherries are removed. The ripe cherries are then collected again and sealed in 20 kg airtight plastic bags and stored in a cool and dry place (with temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius) for 7 days. Then the cherries are again placed on raised beds to dry. The beds are placed in domes that protect the coffee from rain or strong sunlight.

Coffee from the Kerinci region is very different from that coming from other parts of Sumatra; the producers of the Barokah cooperative are updating the country's rich coffee tradition by diversifying their processing methods.

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 with a deep supply of fertile volcanic soil.

The cooperative is managed by Triyono, whom you see on the pictures, who leads members in processing and roasting their own coffees. They have a fully outfitted roasting facility, including a cupping lab, next to the dry mill. Almost all farms on Sumatra are small. On average, farms are between 0.5 to 2.5 hectares. Coffee is usually the primary cash crop for farmers, but most also intercrop their trees alongside vegetables, potatoes and fruit. This intercropped produce will make up a substantial part of the family’s diet for the year. There are more and more initiatives by farmers on Sumatra to organize themselves into cooperatives. In the past, farmers did not have much leverage to get better prices for their cherry or parchment. In cooperatives, they can share resources, organize training and negotiate better prices.

 

 

Weight 0.5 kg
Country

Indonesia

Producer

Family Farming - Koerintji Barokah Bersama Cooperative

REGION

Kerinci

Altitude

1400-1700 metre

Cultivar

Andung Sari, Sigarar Utang 

Process method

Anaerobic Natural

Drying Method

Sun

harvest period

August-September 2023

Lot-size

360 kg

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