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Indonesia Sumatra Gunung Tujuh Natural

Origin Indonesia /

Altitude 1 400 - 1 600 masl /

Crop Year 2019 /

Varietal Andung Sari Sigarar Utang /

Product Code 6723

About Indonesia Sumatra Gunung Tujuh Natural

The coffees of Sumatra are primarily grown in two provinces on the northern end of the island, Aceh and North Sumatra. The Gayo and Batak peoples have cultivated coffee for decades in these regions, but in recent times the Kerinci district in Jambi Province (bordering West Sumatra) has made great strides. A young generation of producers, driven by quality and motivated to innovate, have made Kerinci one of the top producers of Indonesian speciality coffee. Our supplier, located in the Gunung Tujuh subdistrict, formed as a cooperative just a few short years ago. MTC’s role is to provide pre-finance, quality consultancy, and international marketing, while the cooperative continues to impress us with their steadily increasing quality and growth.

The main processing facility in Gunung Tujuh is supported by auxiliary processing sites in Kayo Aro and West Kayo Aro. Cherry is sourced from approximately 250 registered members and additional farmers are also allowed to deliver cherry but do not share in profits or have a voice in the annual meetings. The Kerinci volcano towers in the horizon, the tallest in Indonesia at 3800 meters. Rolling tea fields and vegetable farms dominate the landscape, with an increasing presence of coffee. In the distance lies the Kerinci National Park, the home still too wild tigers.

The natural process is from Kayo Aro, meticulously sorted red cherry dried in a newly completed solar drier.

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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.