Kerinci Gunung, Tujuh Sumatra
Discover an exceptional coffee that comes straight from Indonesia. The coffee is of "Sumatran shelled honey" quality. The producer farm / cooperative is Koerintji Barokah Bersama. The locally produced variety of coffee is Sigarar Utang. It is produced between 1400 and 1700 meters above sea level within the beautiful Koerintji cooperative. The cooperative is located in the heart of the Gunung Tujuh sub-region. The Koerintji cooperative has 250 members. Each member is in reality a producer family which each manages a plantation, sometimes for generations. It is in the heart of the Kerinci region in Sumatra that several families cultivate coffee cherries, less than 2.5 hectares per family. For most families, it is coffee that allows them to earn the income. At the heart of the cooperative, the management is led by Tryiono. He takes care of all these members in the process of growing, harvesting, processing the coffee and even roasting if necessary. Tryiono also takes care of providing the washing station for families who do not have access to it. The Koerintji cooperative is experiencing phenomenal success, knowing that it has been in operation since 2017. Incredible little cooperative!
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the peculiarities of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of smell, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
80+: very good coffees
85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare