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Indonesia Flores Poco Ranaka Washed

Origin Indonesia /

Region Flores /

Altitude 1400-1650 masl /

Crop Year 2017/18 /

Varietal S795 & typica caturra /

Product Code 4907

About Indonesia Flores Poco Ranaka Washed

This small lot was produced last harvest in the villages of Tangkul, Colol, and Cumbi. Ripe cherry is hand-pulped, floated, fermented for 36-48 hours, washed and then dried in the newly constructed solar drying house. This area is among the highest elevation for coffee production in Flores, ranging from 1400-16500 masl, with a quality mix of cultivars including S-795, yellow caturra, and typica.

Our second season of project work in East Manggarai Province coincided with one of the lowest yielding harvests in history. The region is blessed with fertile volcanic soil, but an unusually prolonged rainy season resulted in very poor flowering and fruit set. Despite the situation, our involvement with the community resulted in improvements in quality and processes. Together we mapped out top micro-regions, improved protocol for drying, and implemented stricter quality controls.

About Flores

Flores is one of the smaller islands in the Indonesian archipelago, only 580 kms across, and is located 320 kilometers to the east of Bali. Most coffee on the island is produced at elevations of between 1200 to 1800 meters above sea level, and is generally situated on the rugged slopes of the island’s many active and inactive volcanoes. Volcanic soil helps considerably in high quality coffee production, given that the ash creates particularly fertile soils.

Production on the island is predominately shade-grown, and historically pulp-natural processing has been the norm. However, due to large scale growth in the industry, typical pulp-natural processing methods have been increasingly moving to fully washed and wet-hull methods on Flores, as cooperatively run mills are increasingly shifting to these processes.