Indonesia - Kerinci - Honey process
Roast Profile: Medium/Light
Producer: Koerintji Barokah Bersama
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 ensured that the surrounding area is lush and verdant thanks to the deep supply of fertile volcanic soil.
The cooperative is managed by Tryiono, 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!
Indonesia is known for its unique ‘Wet Hulled’ Process (Giling Basah). Tryiono and his team are expanding Indonesia’s coffee processing traditions.
With this Wet Hulled honey lot, cherry is pulped and then immediately delivered to dry on raised beds for a short period of time. When the coffee is still high at a moisture content (25-50%), it is milled at the central dry mill. After this, the coffee is transferred to raised beds covered with protective domes to dry for around 15 days. The main difference from the classic Honey process is that the coffee is milled while the parchment is still wet, a practice adapted from the traditional ‘Giling Basah’ method.
Contributing farmers receive fair prices for their cherry. 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 improve quality or is shared with the producers. Farmers also receive technical support and seedlings for shade trees for on and around the farm.
Variety | Andung Sari, Sigarar Utang
Process | Wet Hulled Honey
Altitude | 1400-1700 MASL
*Our coffee is freshly roasted each Monday and orders are dispatched on Wednesday and Friday with Royal Mail 24. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive.