Melon and fig hit you up front with a syrupy honey body and the sweetness of blackcurrants finishing off the cup
Located 7 hours drive hours from the city of Padang in the Kayo Aro District of West Sumatra, this coffee comes from small coffee gardens (0.25ha – 2Ha) which sit in the shadow of the Kerinci Volcano on the edge of the Kerinci National Park, home to the endangered
Sumatran Tiger. The people who inhabit this region are originally from the island of Java and
migrated to this region tin the 1960’s as part of a Government program looking to spread
people to available land to farm. There are large Government tea plantations that dominate the
landscape and it is only recently over the past seven years that coffee has been grown here alongside more traditional rice and vegetables.
The Alko Cooperative running since 2013 has 400 farmer members with a total of 291 Ha in coffee spread across 17 villages. This cooperative is unique in that it received funds from the WWF for a multifaceted project over a year to help improve their infrastructure and educate the farmers about working in harmony with the local environment and protecting the Kerinci National Park.
Espresso (18g VST)
in 24 to 27 seconds
60g/Litre, steep for 4 minutes.
Stir and then wait a further 4-5 minutes for the grounds to settle.
Pour gently without plunging, using the lid as a filter