When initially tasting coffees to purchase from origin, we look for a "clean cup," meaning the coffees have clear tasting notes and lack fermented or earthy flavors. However, due to the primary use of wet-hull processing in Indonesia, it can be difficult to find coffees that meet this criteria. In the past few years we've begun to explore Indonesia and have discovered producers who are beginning to break away from wet-hull processing in exchange for Washed, Natural and Honey processes which ultimately results in better quality. Frinsa and Barokah are the first of many exceptional coffees we're beginning to see come out of Indonesia.
FRINSA: Frinsa comes from the Java region, and the producer, Wildan Mustofa, is using honey processing to elevate coffee from Indonesia. His attention to detail is raising the standard for Indonesian coffee while also creating positive social and economic impacts for his community.
Tasting Notes: Cozy Brown Sugar & Baking Spice, Creamy Body
BAROKAH: Lead by a man named Triyono, producers in the region of Kerinci have joined forces to begin using higher quality processing and fermentation methods. The unity of these producers is changing the future of Indonesian coffee as we know it.
Tasting Notes: Inviting Summer Cherry & Apricot, Syrupy Body.