Kerinci

Tasting Notes: Bitter orange, marmalade & nutmeg

We were particularly excited to find this beauty as it’s our first Sumatran coffee in the roastery, and we knew we could expect something really quite different from this part of the world.

It’s full bodied, but clean and balanced with a big hit of marmalade and a hint of spice. Delicious as espresso and for manual brewing.

 

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  • Location

    Located 7 hours’ drive from the city of Padang in the Kayo Aro district of West Sumatra, this coffee comes from small coffee gardens (0.25ha – 2Ha) which sit in the shadow of the beautiful Kerinci volcano on the edge of the Kerinci National Park, home to the endangered Sumatran tiger. The people who inhabit this region are originally from the island of Java and migrated to this region in the 1960s as part of a Government programme to allot available land to farm to people. There are large Government tea plantations that dominate the landscape, and it is only over the past seven years that coffee has been grown here alongside more traditional rice and vegetables.

  • Farm / Co-op

    Alko Cooperative, running since 2013, has 400 farmer members with a total of 291 Ha in coffee spread across 17 villages. This cooperative is unique in that it received funds from the WWF for a multifaceted project to help improve its infrastructure and educate the farmers about working in harmony with the local environment and protecting the Park.

  • Processing

    The washed coffees are floated on delivery before then being pulped and fermented in water for 12 – 36 hours, depending on the weather. From here they are then transferred to the drying tents, where they are dried for between 8 - 15 days. The centres also have an electronic system and online database that producers have access to which shows their coffee deliveries and prices paid, as well as general information about sales the cooperative makes and farming education and information they can reach.

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