Sumatra Kerinci Honey
Forget everything you know about Sumatran coffee. The producers of this offering have combined two different types of semi-washed processing, honey processing and wet-hulling, to create something completely new. It's kept the syrupy texture and moderate acidity we know and love from Indonesian coffee and combined it with the fruity, juicy flavors commonly found in honey and natural processed coffee. Look for big notes of watermelon, tropical fruit and limeade.
Arrival Date: October 1st, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Moderate acidity with tons of juicy sweetness
Balance & Finish: Complex with a lingering finish
Body & Texture: Big, rich body and syrupy texture
Flavors: Watermelon, tropical fruit, limeade
Grade: Very hard and dense, grown at 1300-1650 masl
Processing: Honey Processed & dry hulled, dried in the sun on patios and elevated tables
Grower: Koperasi ALKO, 476 members, CV. Yudi Putra
Region: West Sumatra and Jambi Provinces, Sumatra, Indonesia
Varietals: Andung Sari
Roasting: While we usually roast our Indonesian coffees on the darker side of medium, this coffee expresses well right at Full Medium (Full City) or even a touch lighter. For a full medium roast, pull the coffee after 1st crack has trailed off and before 2nd crack begins.
Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Our Review: "With Indonesian coffees, half the battle is overcoming logistical challenges like rugged roads and unpredictable torrents of rain. Thankfully, Royal can count on Yudi Putra who owns and operates a family owned export company that collaborates with farmers to overcome these challenges to swiftly bring the coffee to the international market, ensuring greater earnings from direct trade relationships. This particular lot comes from a longstanding relationship with a cooperative called Koperasi ALKO, which has 476 members who cultivate on small family owned plots of land located around Mount Kerinci, the highest volcano in Indonesia. The cooperative works closely with producers to decrease forest encroachment. Their farm management practices create a protective buffer for the Kerinci Seblat national park, which encircles the entire Kerinci valley with unparalleled natural beauty and habitat for the Sumatran Tiger. During the harvest, producers deliver their cherry to the Koperasi mill where it is sorted, depulped, and meticulously dried on raised beds with the mucilage still attached to the beans. The dried parchment is delivered to Yudi Putra, which takes great care in managing traceability and preparation for export." - Royal Coffee
Forget everything you know about Sumatran coffee. This is an incredibly unique offering! The producers have combined two different types of semi-washed processing, honey processing and wet-hulling, to create something completely new. If you're looking for a classic Sumatran profile full of smokey leather, pipe tobacco and bittersweet chocolate, you may wanna steer clear. But if you like your coffee unique and unusual, you're in the right place. The processing method has kept the syrupy texture and moderate acidity we know and love from Indonesian coffee and combined it with the fruity, juicy flavors commonly found in honey and natural processed coffee. Look for big notes of watermelon, tropical fruit and limeade.