Coffee category: Bright
Process: 'KAMALA' Natural Anaerobic Yeast InoculationWhat to expect: This is a very exciting and playful profile, with zesty, tangy and fun flavours. The tangerine and blood orange really welcome you into the cup, especially with a sparkle to the acidity. There's nectarine and apricot flavours, keeping the whole profile as an orange colour and juicy sensation. The honeycomb and malted finish caps off an incredible tasting experience..
Producer: Tuang Coffee
Region: Gulang, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara
Altitude: 1,400-1,600m above sea level
CATUR Coffee is a collaborative effort to improve the landscape of coffee production within Indonesia. It is operated by So So Good Coffee Company and six different 'processors' throughout the archipelago, CATUR is utilizing different strains of yeast to derive flavour within the cup. There are four different flavour categories being created throughout the six processing facilities, BUMI, SENJA, PUCUK and KAMALA.
This lot is processed using "KAMALA" which means lotus as well as pale red in Sanskrit. This is our take on what Indonesian coffees could be under experimental yet directed post-harvest techniques. KAMALA offers different arrays of fruity, boozy and out of this world flavours! We achieved this through the use of mostly anaerobic natural technique as well as trial-based inoculants." - Mikael Jasin, Founder.
This specific lot comes from East Nusa Tenggara and is processed by a group called TUANG COFFEE in the region of Manggarai, within Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur. Traditionally, farmers here grow coffee as supplementary source of income as they grow other cash crops. Through providing stable order of coffee, education and equipment we are aiming to put more focus on coffee cultivation in the area. Together, we collect cherries from surrounding mountains and villages about 2- 4 hours away and process them at the town of Ruteng. They are processed and fermented in massive 1000L water tanks as they come in big batches from the villages. Coffees from Tuang Coffee have always been the staple for coffee competition choices: from the Indonesian Barista Championship to the World Barista Championship.
Through this collaboration, CATUR and Tuang Coffee have processed 192,000 kg of cherry in the Manggarai area, producing around 20,000 kg of green bean, throughout different profiles. This directly impacted 741 families in the local area.