Arrived May 4th, 2022 to Seaforth SCS in Vancouver, BC.
Forward purchased 13 x 60kg bags of CATUR Collection, SENJA Merbabu #01.
Two (2) bags of this lot have been booked by No6 Coffee Co in Nelson, BC.
One (1) bag of this lot has been booked by Harrisons Coffee Co in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
One (1) bag of this lot has been booked by Drift Coffee Roasters in Dawson Creek, BC.
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
BRIGHT JAVA in Central Java started in 2016, after Troy and Aswan realizsed that small holder farmers could be better served in the international coffee markets and could utilize support. They are located in Salatiga, a small town in Central Java, where they source coffee from neighbouring regions. CATUR came across Bright Java for the first time at a cupping session in an Indonesian export show in 2019. There were about 40 coffees on the table, and their coffees were a stand out amongst the others. After getting in touch with Troy, the collaborated on the 2020 harvest and have had a strong relationship since. Together they're processed coffees from two regions, Tosoro Village in Merbabu, where this lot has originated, as well as Banyuwangi, nearby.
Through this collaboration, CATUR and Bright Java have processed 15,000 kg of cherry in the Central Java area, producing around 3000 kg of green bean, throughout different profiles. This directly impacted 211families in the local area.
This coffee shows a wide array of flavour profiles and was featured in Season 6 of the Forward Lottery. Predominantly orange, red and yellow in colour palette, this lot offers nectarine, apricot, strawberry, raspberry, notes of mango, passionfruit, and other subtle fruit tones. There's a winey quality to the acidity, reminding us of lambrusco, sparkling wine. Complexity shows up through spiced tones, such as cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg, giving some of those classic Indonesian flavours. Winey and velvety are words to describe the texture and experience.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $10.96 USD FOB
Process: 'SENJA' Natural Anaerobic#01, dried as honey Total kilos available: 13 x 60kg
Harvest date: July - August 2021
Fermentation: 7 days of whole cherry fermentation inside sealed tanks with inoculants, then pulped and dried with mucilage in tact.
Drying time: 3 - 4 weeks in raised beds utilizing the sun until 11% moisture
Density: 650 gm/L
Altitude: 1100 masl
Region: Tosoro Village, Merbabu, Central Java