In Indonesia, growing and harvesting quality beans is only half the challenge. Due to unpredictable torrents of rain and rugged roads, the remote, high-altitude farms of Mount Kerinci face an additional barrier in transporting their beans. Thanks to carefully nurtured relationships with the local Koperasi ALKO grower co-op and our export partner, we’ve been able to help establish reliable and quick routes to market, adding to economic stability for 476 farmers.
Many Sumatran coffee beans are processed in a way that results in an earthy flavor and heavy body. In contrast, this limited-time offering was naturally processed in the local Koperasi mill, where the coffee cherries are meticulously hand-sorted and dried on raised beds. This processing approach, combined with a slower approach to the roasting that allows for deeper sugar development, brings out brighter notes of wine, cherry and chocolate.