Kerinci - Indonesia
A r o m a red grape | honeysuckleB o d y medium
A c i d i t y grape
|PRODUCER||Koetintji Barokah Cooperative|
|VARIETY||Andung Sari, Sigarar Utang|
|ALTITUDE||1.400 - 1.700 masl|
The area around Mount Kerinci, and in particular the small town of Kersik Tuo, is well known as a starting point for eco-tours for domestic and international tourists in Indonesia. It is only relatively recently that this area has become known for coffee cultivation. The adjacent Kerinci Sablat National Park is the region's biggest attraction and is home to one of the largest populations of wild tigers in Southeast Asia, as well as a wide variety of cat species. These cats also know a thing or two about growing coffee. The 140 members of the ALKO and Barokah cooperatives come together from the villages of Pelompek, Jernih Jaya and Gunung Tujuh to learn about coffee farming on a regular basis. Their coffee bushes are grown with vegetables that are usually sold at the local market, providing the farmers with a steady income throughout the year.
Kerinci coffee beans are grown on rich volcanic soils surrounded by other crops such as cinnamon and wood. Due to the natural processing on a hilly terrain at an altitude of 1500 above sea level, Kerinci coffee thrives with a unique and delicious flavor.