COUNTRY / REGION : Kerinci District, Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia
ROAST LEVEL : medium
FARMER : 680 Smallholder farmers organized around PT Agrotropik Nusantara.
VARIETY : Borbon, Catimor, Gayo
PROCESS / CERTIFICATIONS : Wet hulled & dried in the sun
SOIL : volcanic loam
ALTITUDE : 1300-1600 masl
AROMA : herbal, earthy
FLAVOR : rich chocolate, lemon, malt
WHY WE LIKE THIS COFFEE : Exciting sweet acidity, not usually found in Indonesian coffee
RECOMMEND FOR: Clean complex cup
Sumatra Kerinci Nusantara Premium Grade 1 is sourced from family-owned farms organized around an export company called PT. AgroTropic Nusantara (AGTN), which has been working with coffee producers since 2013 in the Kayu Aro highlands of the Kerinci regency within the Jambi province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. AGTN has established an association of 680 producers who cultivating coffee on 2 acre parcels around the Kerinci valley’s edge near Mount Kerinci, the highest volcano in Indonesia and home to the Sumatran tiger, which inhabits the Kerinci Seblat (the largest national park in Sumatra and a UNESCO World Heritage site). Through coffee AGTN has focused on supporting increased employment opportunities for women, which includes a woman as the director of operations. Women are also running the coffee nursery program and handsorting at dry mill. AGTN also works closely with producers to decrease forest encroachment by using their coffee farms as a protective buffer for the Kerinci Seblat national park, which encircles the entire Kerinci valley with unparalleled natural beauty.
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