Arrived May 4th, 2022 to Seaforth SCS in Vancouver, BC
Forward purchased 140 x 60kg bags of CATUR Collection, BUMI Kintamani #34BS
Ten (10) bags have been booked by ZAB in Montreal, Quebec
Two (2) bags have been booked by Timbertrain Coffee Roasters in Vancouver, British Columbia
Ten (10) bags have been booked by Five21 Coffee Roasters in Calgary, Alberta
CATUR Coffee is a collaborative effort to improve the landscape of coffee production with Indonesia. Operated by So So Good Coffee Company and currently six different 'processors' throughout the archipelago, CATUR is utilizing different strains of yeast to derive flavour within the cup. There are four different flavour categories being created throughout the six processing facilities, BUMI, SENJA, PUCUK and KAMALA.
"BUMI means earth in Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of the country. It is our take on a classic Indonesian profile. The coffees under BUMI taste profile have the same chocolatey, brown spices and sweetness that people like about Indonesian coffee but elevated with extra vibrancy and structure. This year, we utilized a combination of full washed and honey methods as well as yeast-based inoculations."
This specific lot comes from the island of Bali and is processed by a group called KARANA GLOBAL, a boutique producer / processor of Indonesian Specialty Coffee. They started as a micro-lot processor on developing quality Arabica and Robusta products, from the coffee plantations of Kintamani and Tabanan, and are now working with and assisting in the operations of these plantations in Kintamani. They train and employ local folks contributing annually to projects centered on coomunity education and environmental impact. Karana Global is one of the local thought leaders in coffee fermentation techniques and an integral member in the growth and development of CATUR Coffee, as they work together, bouncing ideas off one another for further improvements to the product.
Through this collaboration, CATUR and Karana Global have processed 169,000 kg of cherry in the Kintamani area, producing around 30,000 kg of green bean, throughout different profiles. This directly impacted 135 families in the local area.
For us, this profile is versatile and multifunctional on a coffee menu, with balanced attributes, sweetness slightly higher than acidity and bitters. The flavours remind us of yellow apple, predominantly sweet, with a soft honey and chamomile-tea sort of comfort quality to the body and overall cup composition.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $8.27 USD FOB
Process: 'BUMI' Washed Yeast Inoculation #34BS
Total kilos available: 140 x 60kg
Harvest date: July - August 2021
Fermentation: 62 hours in open air tanks with inoculants
Drying time: 3 - 4 weeks in raised beds utilizing the sun until 11% moisture
Humidity: Nearly 100% relative humidity
Density: 650 gm/L
Altitude: 1200 - 1500 masl