This unique coffee was produced by members of the Pokmas Walida Cooperative in East Java and processed using the anaerobic natural method, resulting in a fruit-forward flavor profile not often seen in coffees from Indonesia.
We were dazzled by the notes of pomegranate & pinot noir!
Tlogosari Village, Argopuro, East Java
Winey and fruity with flavors of pomegranate, cranberry, macadamia nut, and pinot noir.
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Pokmas Walida (Perkumpulan Masyarakat Wali Santri Sabda Ria Nada)
This coffee was produced by members of the Pokmas Walida Cooperative, located in Tlogosari Village, which lies in the shadows of Mount Argopuro on East Java, Indonesia. Pak Muhlisin, who is lead farmer of the group, provides leadership and training for the small producing community in collaboration with Belift Green Beans, the organization that exports the coffee.
Unlike the most familiar Indonesian coffee producing island of Sumatra, which is known for its polarizing wet-hulled coffees, coffee producers in Java have historically used the washed method to process their coffee. However, the team at Belift have been experimenting with alternative processing methods along with their producing partners rarely seen in Indonesia. This lot was processed using a variation of the natural method
where the coffee cherries ferment in an anaerobic environment before being dried on raised beds. The result is a fruit-forward flavor profile not often seen in coffees from Indonesia. Access to fresh water is scarce in the area and this method of processing requires a small fraction of the water compared to Java’s more traditional washed method.
Arabica USDA762, Lini S795 & S288, Cobra
Why We Love This Coffee
Belift Green Beans’ founders Ivan Hartanto, and brothers Kevin and Kenny Soewondo began working together in 2015 and have since opened a specialty coffee shop, roastery, and coffee academy in Indonesia. Belift Green Beans’ mission is to provide access to unique and traceable Indonesian coffee through their curated network of producers that are willing to embrace change and committed to improving quality. Currently, they are focused on the island of Java, though they are beginning to expand their operation to other Indonesian coffee producing islands, such as Sumatra.
Good Coffee, Better Planet
In addition to being a coffee cooperative, Pokmas Walida is also a social non-profit organization. 20% of the profit from the coffee bean sales go directly to the social non-profit organization, which fund a local K-12 school that villagers can attend free of charge.