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PPP Coffee Indonesia Muhlisin Anaerobic Natural

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Country/Region: Indonesia/Argopura, East Java

Varietal: Lini S795, Kartika

Processing: Anaerobic Natural

Elevation: 1,200 - 1,400 m.a.s.l.

We Taste: Pineapple, Rockmelon, Maraschino Cherry

This coffee comes from the Pokmas Walida Co-operative in East Java, a region known for coffee production. Situated along the slopes of the Argopura Volcano, the area is blessed with rich volcanic soil and high elevation.

Producer and cooperative leader, Pak Muhlisin founded the cooperative in 2014, to share new processing methods and improve quality. Born and raised in the Tiogosari Village at the foothills of the Argopura Volcano, he studied agricultural science and farming techniques, where his passion for coffee production grew.

Returning home in 2012, he began using his knowledge to improve the crop quality, seeing higher prices for the producers in the region. He managed to develop new relationships with various roasters in Jakarta, optimizing the potential of the coffee by planting new varietals and employing different processing methods. Today, over 200 producers bring their coffee to Pokmas Walida for processing.

Coffees here are natural-processed due to water scarcity. During processing, cherries are carefully handpicked and transported to the collection station adjacent to the Pokmas Walida wet mill. Here, they are submerged in water to remove any floaters, and then fermented for 72 hours, giving the coffee a unique tasting profile. When the fermentation is complete, the coffee is spread on raised beds to dry for 15 days, and then tarped patios to dry for another 10 days.

Paying attention to the entire process, the cherries are moved regularly to prevent mould growth. The coffee is hulled upon reaching the optimal moisture level. This makes for a coffee that is clean and defect-free, yet fruit-forward. Pak Muhlisin's uncommon processing techniques has inspired other producers to follow suit.

By increasing the income for coffee producers in the region, Pokmas Walida has been able to reinvest 20% of sales into a non-profit organisation that runs a school, renovating various parts and eventually building student dormitories. By improving the local education systems, he aims to cultivate a future of educated coffee producers.