Arrived May 4th, 2022 to Seaforth SCS in Vancouver, BC
Forward purchased 10 x 60kg bags of CATUR Collection, SENJA Kintamani #31SK
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.
"SENJA means sunset in Sanskirt. Just like the different colour and stages of the sunset, this taste profile is signified by a combination of deeper and complex vibrancy with an accompanying fruit sweetness and rounded body. Senja utilizes blending techniques as well as bacteria and fungi based inoculants." - Mikael Jasin, Founder
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 community 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.
This Senja profile plays deeply into tropical fruit flavour is, with pineapple, passionfruit and kiwi expressing themselves in the top notes. Backed up by stonefruit qualities such as nectarine, with this crisp and refreshing chardonnay type of sensation. The body is silky and full, leaving your mouth watering.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $10.96 USD FOB
Process: 'SENJA' Natural Anaerobic #31SK
Total kilos available: 10 x 60kg
Harvest date: July - August 2021
Fermentation: 60 hours in sealed 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