Country: Indonesia (Sumatra)
Farmer: 320 Smallholder Farmers
Varietal: Andung Sari, Sigarar Utang
Altitude: 1400-1700 MASL
Tasting notes: Hazelnut, Maple Syrup and Strawberry
The Barokah cooperative is trying to add to Indonesia’s rich processing tradition by diversifying the coop’s processing methods. This lot nails it. This coffee is boozy yet refined with maple syrup sweetness. It is everything you are looking for in a Natural, and more!
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, 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. This is especially impressive considering the cooperative was founded in mid-2017!