Flavor: Black Pepper, Peat, Dark Chocolate
Process: Wet Hulled
Grower / Region: 680 Smallholder farmers organized around PT Agrotropik Nusantara (AGNT) / Kerinci District, Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia
Notes: To make this bold flavored coffee, we roast our Sumatra Kerinci dark bringing out more of the earthy and sweet notes in the coffee. This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around an export company called PT. AgroTropic Nusantara (AGTN), which has been working with coffee producers since 2013 in the Kayu Aro highlands of the Kerinci regency. AGTN has established an association of 680 producers who cultivate coffee on 2 acre parcels around the Kerinci valley’s edge near Mount Kerinci, the highest volcano in Indonesia and home to the Sumatran tiger. Through coffee, AGTN has focused on supporting increased employment opportunities for women. Women run the coffee nursery program and handsorting at the dry mill. AGTN also works closely with producers to decrease forest encroachment by using their coffee farms as a protective buffer for the Kerinci Seblat national park, which encircles the entire Kerinci valley with unparalleled natural beauty.