Region: Kerinci, Sumatra
Varietal: Andung Sari, Sigarar Utang
Certification: Direct Trade
Altitude: 1400 - 1700 Meters
Cupping Notes: Blackberry, Vanilla Cupcake, Dark Chocolate, Baking Spice
Description: This naturally processed lot comes from the Koerintji Barokah Bersama Cooperative. The coop is taking steps to diversify their offerings, and set them apart from other Indonesian producers by processing naturals, something not popular in Sumatra. Anytime you have someone in coffee trying something new, you run the risk of them being different, but also, not performing at a high level — that is NOT the case with Kerinci Natural. The 320 members who deliver coffee to this coop have produced something to be proud of with this juicy, sweet natural.
For this natural lot, coffee cherries are sorted before being laid out to dry on raised beds, under domes to protect from rain. The coffee is continuously turned to ensure even drying, and once dry, it’s milled and finally sorted by hand for that *chefs kiss* next level cup quality.
The growing region is on the island of Sumatra, at the foot of Mount Kerinci, a volcano in the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the soil is super nutritious for coffee trees. It’s here that Triyono manages operations at the coop, helping members process, roast, and cup their own coffee.
Most farmers in Sumatra are farming a small area, 0.5 to 2.5 hectares (or about 1 to 6.5 acres). Coffee is the main cash crop for coop members, but many intercrop alongside fruits and vegetables. Our exporting partner for this one organized a donation of avocado trees for every bag purchased of this coffee. So, not because we think it is a good flavor pairing, but we suggest having this one alongside a nice avocado toast, or avocado smoothie… people do that, right?