Locality- Buntu Minanga and Sapan
Producer- Cooperative of Toraja
Altitude- 4593 – 6234’
Variety- Catimor, S-795, Typica
Process- Wet hulled, sun dried
Tones of aromatic cedar wood, papadum and incense with surprising and inviting flavors of orange, raisin, olive and sweet nigella seed. Clean, juicy and amazingly well balanced.
This is a stellar representation of the wet-hulled coffee processing method produced by the members of the Cooperative of Toraja in the areas in and around Buntu Minanga and Sapan in the Sesean Mountains.
Wet-hulling is the traditional method of coffee processing in Indonesia and involves a soaking stage of the coffee cherry right after picking, just prior to stripping the seeds of their fruit and hull. In Indonesian it is called giling basaha. The rationale behind this processing method has its roots during the Dutch colonization of Indonesia. Time and labor could be minimized during the initial stages of processing and worker compensation was kept to a minimum. Therein a unique processing method was born and the tradition remains along with its characteristic jade hued seeds and earthy cup profile.
After repose, we seal this coffee in Grain-Pro barrier packaging in Sulawesi and then send on its way to our Roastery where we preserve the green coffee under hermetic seal until it is roasted as part of our Barrington Green Seal Program© .