Kerinci is a relatively new and still developing coffee area in Sumatra. AgroTropic, founded by conservation expert Pak Suki Anto, has its Sungai Lintang Coffee facility at the foot of Mount Kerinici. The group has been working with local farmers since 2009 and providing them with seedlings. It distributed 50,000 to 38 farmers initially and two years later distributed nearly 180,000 seedlings to nearly 800 local farmers, who intercrop the coffee with cinnamon, tea, potatoes and vegetables.
When ripe cherries arrive at the Sungai Lintang facility, the crews start cleaning and pulping them and put the fresh, wet parchment into water fermentation tanks for a minimum of 12 hours. The parchment is then washed and sun-dried on patios, as well as in temperature- and humidity-controlled greenhouses with raised beds. Afterward, the beans are sorted first with a mechanical gravity separator and then a second time by hand.
ROAST PROFILE: Filter
PROCESS: Wet Hulled
ALTITUDE: 1,200 - 1,500 masl
NOTES: Black Tea, Cedar, Chocolate, Earthy