Arrived May 4th, 2022 to Seaforth SCS in Vancouver, BC
Forward purchased 5 x 60kg bags of CATUR Collection, SENJA Manggarai #34
Four (4) bags of this lot have been booked by Detour Coffee Roasters in Toronto, Ontario
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.
"PUCUK means the tip of a tea leaf in Sanskrit. This taste profile includes tea-like elegance with calmer fruit ntoes. We were able to achieve this through the combination of yeast, bacteria and fungi-based inoculants as well as utilizing the honey processing style." - Mikael Jasin, Founder
This specific lot comes from East Nusa Tenggara and is processed by a group called TUANG COFFEE in the region of Manggarai, within Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur. Traditionally, farmers here grow coffee as supplementary source of income as they grow other cash crops. Through providing stable order of coffee, education and equipment we are aiming to put more focus on coffee cultivation in the area. Together, we collect cherries from surrounding mountains and villages about 2- 4 hours away and process them at the town of Ruteng. They are process and fermented in massive 1000L water tanks as they come in big batches from the villages. Coffees from Tuang Coffee have always been the staple for our coffee competition choices: from the Indonesian Barista Championship to the World Barista Championship.
Through this collaboration, CATUR and Tuang Coffee have processed 192,000 kg of cherry in the Manggarai area, producing around 20,000 kg of green bean, throughout different profiles. This directly impacted 741 families in the local area.
This profile is incredibly tactile, with a milk tea sort of mouthfeel and full presence on the pallet. There's high sweetness and low acidity, with yellow fruits such as mango, banana candy, chamomile and golden apple showing in the flavour structure. This coffee is so unique and so pleasant to experience.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $11.54 USD FOB
Process: 'PUCUK' Honey Anaerobic #34
Total kilos available: 5 x 60kg
Harvest date: August 2021
Fermentation: 5 days of whole cherry fermentation inside 1000L water tanks with inoculants
Drying time: 2 - 4 weeks in raised beds utilizing the sun until 11% moisture
Humidity: 57 - 97%
Density: 650 gm/L
Altitude: 1400 - 1600 masl