Kerinci Labah Rimbo

  • Kerinci Labah Rimbo

Kerinci Labah Rimbo


Fermiers/ Farmers: Solok Radjo Co-op

Origin / Origine: West Sumatra

Region: Jambi Province

Altitude: 1500-1800m

Procédé / Process: Miel / Honey

Variété / Varietal: Sigararutang, LiniS795, Andungsari

Notes: Prune, Thé noir, Nougat / Plum, black tea, nougat

1st Sumatran!
Exstatic to be able to offer this super sweet and deeply earthy, nutty offer from beautiful, lush Sumatra!
We are in love with Indonesian coffees & we think you'll appreciate this one as well.
Sumatra is such a complex place & yet, retains so many things of a world long forgotten. Hand picked & harvested spices like clove & nutmeg, two spices there were once wars over! At one time, you could buy land in London for a small bag of Nutmeg! Imagine!
This coffee is a deeply satisfying & complex cup that showcases a great deal of body, sweetness, & very controlled acidity. An easily loved cup for all!
Solok Radjo Cooperative is made up of 500 members with 1-2 hectares each. They are a young, energetic group engaged not only in coffee
production and export, but also in roasting, visiting cafes, brewing, agronomy, and more. They have 3 Q-certified cuppers/graders on staff and have
cupping set ups at both the field location in Aie Dingin and the drying/mill location in Solok.
They are checking moisture and roasting on site to
check each lot and report back to our local staff in Medan.
The coop operates 8 collection stations across the region to reduce the distance farmers have to travel to deliver. Coop members are paid cash
upon delivery of wet parchment thanks to pre-financing of the coop thanks to our local staff and production/export partner in Medan. This further
incentivizes growing membership and participation in the group.

On the ecology front, this group is serious. They have a grant from the government to re-forest 2,000 hectares of previously cleared land (by illegal
loggers) at the border of the National Park. Protection of this forest is globally critical--not just for carbon capture, but also for wildlife protection.
Almost 40% of the world’s remaining population of wild tigers resides in this Park. Solok Radjo’s initial phase included planting trees across 150
hectares. They’re now expanding to additional hectares. They are growing both shade tree/forest seedlings and coffee tree seedlings at their coop
nursery, and re-making this cleared land into forest land with coffee trees growing under the canopy.
But what makes Sumatra truly unique are Sumatrans. As a new generation takes the reigns, they are taking the country headlong into
specialty. The past years have seen an explosion of washed coffees, naturals, honeys, new varietals, new regions and new ways of thinking
about Sumatra’s role in specialty coffee. Not just locally, but regionally. So much of what comes out of Bali, Flores, Timor and Sulawesi
comes through Sumatra. Indonesian coffee has so much to offer.


Farm to Filter

Roasted in Montreal