INDONESIA

Our Coffees

Name Origin Processing Certification
Mandheling Grade 1 Sumatra Washed None Select

More about Indonesia

Indonesia’s national motto is ‘Bhinneka tunggal ika’ which means ‘Unity is Diversity’. Nothing could be more fitting for the world’s largest island complex, as unique as it is diverse in people, language and culture. Indonesia is an archipelago comprised of 17,500 islands, of which more than 7000 are uninhabited, located off the coast of mainland Southeast Asia. Indonesia has over 300 different ethnic groups and over 600 distinct languages. Due to the consistent monsoon climate, an even distribution of rainfall, a diverse range of mountainous landscapes and rich volcanic soil, there are unique growing conditions throughout the archipelago for all types of smallholder agriculture.

Annual production: 6.5 million bags
Altitude range: 1000 - 1600 masl
No coffee farmers: 2,000,000
Harvest times: Sulawesi: May to November Java: July to September Sumatra: November to June
Key growing regions: Java (Ijen Plateau), Sumatra (Mandheling, Lintong and Gayo), Sulawesi (Enrekang, Toraja, Kalosi, Mamasa and Gowa), Flores and Bali (Kintamani)
Typical varieties: Typica, Caturra, Bourbon, Catimor, Linea S, Jember, Hybrido de Timor, Ateng
Processing type: Washed or Wet-Hulled (Giling Basah)

Production Information

Today Indonesia is the fourth biggest coffee producer in the world and most coffee grown is by smallholder producers who have on average 1-2 hectares of land. Coffee is cultivated most notably on Java, Sumatra and Bali, which make up the Greater Sunda Islands, a southward extension of the Asian continent which creates Indonesia’s recognisable arc, and Sulawesi to the North, sandwiched between Papua New Guinea and Borneo. There are over 100 active volcanoes scattered throughout the islands which create highly fertile soils for agriculture.

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