Cup Notes

Papaya / Mango / Strawberry / Guava

Suggested for espresso and filter


This washing station and farm, belonging to Hendra and his family, is an island of specialty experimental processed coffee in a sea of conventional wet hulled coffee the area is typically known for. Hendra’s father, Hamdan, moved to the area from Banda Aceh in 2006 and then bought some land in the Pegasing district to start growing coffee. This move started a spark in his son, Hendra, who then started to work with his father in 2010 and soon began experimenting with washed coffees after researching old literature and seeking help from other producers in Indonesia who were moving away from wet hulling.
From that point on, Hendra and the family have invested heavily in the farm and, in particular, in the post-harvesting facilities: for instance, thanks to the external funding, they have managed to build a small wet mill with two pulpers, gravitational washing channels, and several raised beds for drying the coffee. Hendra has kept on experimenting with processing and now employs from 8 to 10 different processes. The small washing station will produce up to 40 tons of green coffee every year. The coffee is purchased from 70 farmers around the area who are willing to work with Hendra. Hendra has incentivised the farmers to improve their harvesting practices by rewarding the supply of perfectly ripe cherries. If a farmer has travelled from far away to get to Hendra’s farm, they are paid extra for this too. Hendra has also started a nursery where he is helping to grow the Abyssinia varietal – the first varietal planted in Indonesia, when coffee was introduced here. He is working with local farmers to plant small plots with this varietal on their land, and he pays more for these cherries due to the reduced yield and higher cup quality. Hendra will decide the process depending on the weather and the requests from clients, as he sells a lot of his coffee to specialty roasters, based in Indonesia, predominantly in Jakarta

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