The 140 members of the ALKO and Barokah cooperatives come together from the villages of Pelompek, Jernih Jaya, and Gunung Tujuh to learn about coffee production on a regular basis. Their coffee shrubs are intercropped with vegetables generally sold at the local market, a practice which enables the farmers to maintain a steady income throughout the year. CV Yudi Putra provides marketing and logistics for these cooperatives and has brought us two amazing lots from them this year – this fully washed, and an immaculate natural coffee dried on raised beds.
Washed processed coffees are nearly nonexistent in Sumatra, after years of their traditional process called Wet Hulled, the people in Sumatra are finally branching out to different processes. This is intriguing since coffees from Sumatra have a distinct terroir characteristic to their coffees, being known for their heavy bodied earthy cups. What would happen to those flavors if they went through a different processing method? We found it to be by far the cleanest coffee from Sumatra we have ever had, wonderfully complex and without any sign of the earthy flavors we had come to expect from Sumatra.
Farm: Koetintji Barokah
Altitude: 1300-1600 meters
Varietal: Andung Sari, Sigarautang
Taste: Orange, peach, pineapple, lime, brown sugar, clean
Aromatics: Orange, chocolate, brown sugar
Recommended Brewing Methods:
V60 and C70
- Pineapple sparkling water
- Tropical fruits
- Summer morning