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Indonesia Flores Wolo Wio Washed Gr.1

Origin Indonesia /

Altitude 1300-1550 masl /

Crop Year 2019 /

Varietal Linie S-795 /

Product Code 6836

About Indonesia Flores Wolo Wio Washed Gr.1

The region of Bajawa is located in Ngada District of Flores, one of the lesser Sunda islands of the Indonesian archipelago. Bajawa is the name of the ethnic group and language; also the sub-district and main town. The active volcanoes of Inerie, Ebulobo, and Wawo Muda, numerous hot springs, traditional villages and a unique culture make Bajawa an enchanting landscape.

Wolo Wio village is the home of Om Leo Suri, leader of the Primavera Cooperative and producer of this lot. Om Leo worked with 78 farmers from the village of Wolo Wio and nearby Watu Ata and Tubu Tana in training and processing from cherry to dry parchment. Cherry selection in Bajawa with our partner farmer groups is among the best in Indonesia. In addition to coffee, many of these farmers also grow maize, ginger, pumpkins, onions, and chilies.

Ripe cherry is harvested in the morning through early afternoon and pulped at night utilizing small motorized or hand-cranked pulpers. The coffee is then fermented for 36 hours in plastic buckets before being washed clean in 3-4 changes of water (until the water runs clear). Parchment is dried on racks over the course of approximately 7 days and then stored in the cooperative warehouse until shipment to our partner mill for further quality control, hulling, grading, and final hand-sorting for export.

About Indonesia

Coffee was introduced into Indonesia by the Dutch in the 1600’s, becoming the world’s leading supplier. The industry initially developed growing Arabica coffee in large estate’s, however was totally devasted by a leaf rust disease. It was a century ago that Robusta was introduced to Indonesia and is the majority (90%) of Indonesia’s coffee production., however still producing Arabica coffee (in a much lesser capacity).

Indonesia’s coffee is grown by small-holder farmers (about one hectare of less), using traditional processing techniques that add a layer of complexity not found in other specialty coffees. There are as many as 20 varieties of arabica coffee being grown in Indonesia, and fall into six main categories; Typica, Hibrido de Timor (HDT), Linie S, Ethiopian lines, Caturra cultivars, and Catimor lines. The cultivation of these varieties can be found in the Indonesian regions of
Sumatra, Mandheling, Lintong and Gayo, and the islands Sulawesi, Toraja, Kalosi, Mamasa, Gowa, Java, Bali, Flores and Papua New Guinea.

Over the past 200 years, the names “Java” and “Sumatra” have become virtually synonymous with flavourful coffee. Connoisseurs of specialty coffee also know the names Bali, Lintong, Toraja, Kalosi, Gayo, and Mandheling. Beyond these well known regions, coffee from new areas, such as Wamena and Moanemani in Papua wait to be discovered.