Sumatra Kerinci Grade 1 GrainPro 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. Sumatra- Kerinci is most popular for its unique flavor profile, low acidity, full body, and natural rustic flavors that are best described as earthy.
680 Smallholder farmers organized around PT Agrotropic Nusantara (AGNT)
Borbon, Catimor, Gayo, S Lini 795
Kerinci District, Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia
June – December
1300 – 1600 meters
Wet hulled and dried in the sun
The wet-hulled process sorts harvested cherries before depulping and fermenting overnight with small micro mills. Then the coffee is washed and laid out on patios to shed access water from the parchment covered beans. Here, the coffee takes a detour from conventional processing, where in, the coffee parchment is removed while the coffee still has high moisture content. This wet-hulling process called Giling Basah in the Indonesian language, leaves the coffee bean exposed while drying on patios to an acceptable export moisture percentage. This Indonesian processing method gives the unroasted bean it's unique blueish hue and the hallmark Sumatran profile.
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 KerinciSeblat (the largest national park in Sumatra and a UNESCO World Heritage site).
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