Sumatra: Sumatra Anaerobic Kerinci Cooperative

$16.00

This anaerobic process coffee from the Pendekar group near Mount Kerinci skirts the typical earth-toned profile of your average Sumatran coffee. It starts with leaving the whole cherry in airtight barrels for a few days. The fermentation will cause some pressurization, so the barrels have a one-way valve to allow for off-gassing while sealed. The coffee is then depulped and washed of mucilage, and laid to dry on raised beds where it will remain until dried all the way down to 11-12% moisture level. Anaerobic coffees often carry winey traits, and can be very fruit-forward, sometimes to the extent of acetic. This lot comes from Gunung Tujuh and Kayu Aro areas, two higher elevation areas around Mount Kerinci. Our brokers been using the name "Pendekar" for some of the other lots from this group - which translates to "warrior" - as it's a term of endearment members use for each other when someone does a really good job with a coffee (like improving their processing equipment, planting more coffee, building a greenhouse, etc.). There's a cooperative that serves roughly 450 farmers in this growing area, who produce wet hulled, honey/wet hulled (a hybrid process coming later), and fully washed coffees. The farms in this region are planted in older Typica types as well as disease resistant hybrids, and benefit from the high slopes, situated between 1400 - 1500 meters above sea level.

This is another beautiful Farm Gate coffee.

Cupping Notes: Brown sugar, sweet cream, and nutmeg, with lemon-flavored black tea notes

Brew Recommendations: Drip, French press, pour over

Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade

Varietals: Ateng, Jember, Tim Tim

Region: Kerinci, Jambi Province

Process: Anaerobic and Raised Bed Sun-Dried

Altitude: 1400 -1500 meters

    Equity Pricing (EP) Levels

    • Sustaining Level: $16 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below

    • Uplifting Level: $20 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below

    • Benefacting Level: $24 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below


    ORIGINS AND HOUSE ROASTS
    • African (Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya): Expect notes of strawberry, rhubarb pie filling, cranberry juice, & a hint of orange.
    • Sunda Islands (Sumatra, East Timor, West Timor, Papua New Guinea): Expect notes of sorghum, caramel, praline, & pecan.
    • Latin (Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador): Expect notes of hazelnut, Dutch cocoa, milk chocolate, & wafer cookie.
    • 4-Track Blend (House Roast): Expect notes of powdered cacao, plum, & raspberry.
    • Black Top Dark Roast (House Roast): Expect notes of rich, bitter chocolate with a smoky yet sweet flavor profile.
    EQUITY PRICING (EP) LEVELS
    • Sustaining Level: Your purchase at this level keeps the lights on by helping us continue to bring you coffees by quality producers while also ensuring we are able to pay farmers above market rate prices for their beans. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

    • Uplifting Level: Your purchase at this level sustains us but also elevates our ability to build out new products, buy more coffees from quality producers and offer new services. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

    • Benefacting Level: Your purchase at this level makes you a benefactor. You are creating opportunities for us to reach our vision of creating a community marketplace that celebrates marginalized voices and keeps us pushing the boundaries of what this industry can look and be like. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

    DELIVERY SCHEDULE
    • Shipped Coffee - All orders placed after on or after Monday will be fulfilled the following Monday

    • Southeast/East Portland (includes some Northeast areas that are East like Cully and Hollywood) - All orders placed on or after Monday will be fulfilled the following Monday

    • North/Northeast/Northwest Portland (includes areas like St Johns) - All orders placed on or after Tuesday will be fulfilled the following Tuesday

    • Southwest Portland - All orders placed on or after Monday will be SHIPPED the following Monday (you will still receive LOCAL delivery prices, not shipped)

    • Portland Apartments - If there is no way for us to deliver to your door, we will ship your coffee.