Timtim, P88, Bourbon, Catimor
Source / Processing / Story:
KSU Rahmat Kinara has been running their operation since 2007. Initially they were about 200 farmers. Slowly but consistently they have grown, reaching up to 750 farmers and covering an area of about 1,200 ha under coffee. The farmers quickly recognised the advantages of certifications and therefore they pursued to become Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade certified. They achieved this goal in 2010 and 2013 respectively.
The farms are located in Central of Aceh and surrounded by natural forest. These forests are the natural habitat of the Luwaks (civet). Thanks to the certifications it is prohibited to catch or cage Luwaks and other animals. This mostly nocturnal animal moves freely through the farms eating coffee cherries. During harvest, farmers work on their farms intensively picking red, ripe cherries but also collecting the feces of the Luwaks containing the coffee parchment after having been digested. The feces go through a cleaning process and finally the parchment is dried until reaching a moisture content of 12%.
Cup Profile: Spicy and nutty with a smooth and silky body.