Sumatra
Sumatra
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Sumatra

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Size: 12oz

Producer: UKM Camintoran

Origin: Kerinci Minang Camintoran

Varietal: S-795, Andungsari

Tasting Notes: Watermelon, Hops, Sweet

Coffee Distributor: Royal Coffee

 

The Story Behind the Coffee:

 

UKM Camintoran is a 288-member producer group of very small family farms. Unlike previous Crown Jewel releases from Mount Kerinci’s southern communities, this group hails from the mountain’s northern, less populated highlands, from the regency of South Solok, part of Western Sumatra. Farms average only slightly larger than a hectare each and mainly grow Jember, also known as S795, a very interesting cross between an Indian typica mutation (Kent) and a liberica-arabica hybrid (S228) first created by the Indonesian Coffee and Cacao Research Institute, as well as Andungsari, a Catimor commonly grown across central Java.

Natural processing is perhaps the last thing one would think possible in Sumatra’s consistently rainy climates. But by investing in raised beds and shade coverings, Pak Irwan, the general manager of UKM Camintoran, has managed to make it happen, putting UKM Comintoran among few peers in Sumatra processing. Harvest across South Solok is spread across seven full months due to the climate, but thanks to the new generation of growers working together here, sharing knowledge and eager to experiment, coffees like this one are not only possible, but wildly successful.