Region: Preanger, West Java, Indonesia
Farms: Frinsa Collective
Process: Wet Hulled
Elevation: 1200 - 1700 MASL
This coffee is a signature coffee from Frinsa Collective. Day lots are selected to match a specific profile that is representative of the Preanger region and quality premiums are paid to separate these lots. The majority of farmers in this region are small-holders delivering wet-parchment or wet-hulled green coffee to a central mill operated by Frinsa Collective where drying and dry milling is completed and quality control is executed to separate out lots to match this profile.
“Sunda Badak” is a name for the Rhinoceros that is indigenous to the island.
The variety of coffee tree has lineage from Ethiopian landrace types; it was selected and transplanted to Cameroon in the mid-20th century and introduced in Costa Rica 1991.
West Java, famously known for the first Dutch coffee plantations, is a region with a tropical monsoon climate, and geography made up of a chain of active and extinct volcanos known as the Ring of Fire. The heart of western Java is the Priangan Plateau, a highland area that is home to the Sundanese people. Unlike eastern Java, where coffee is produced on predominately government-owned estates, coffee producers throughout the west are smallholders who deliver to mills and collection points. The elevation, conditioned varieties, and weather lends this region to producing the highest quality coffee in Java, and throughout much of Indonesia.