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The coffee story

Pangalengan, located in Bandung Regency, West Java, is a fairly high plain with much cooler temperatures than the coastal area of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital. As such this area has always been a get-away destination of sorts for those looking to escape the heat of one of the largest metropolises in the world for the weekend. This area turned out to be a center for plantations and producers of quality arabica coffee.

Long overshadowed by the island to the north, Sumatra, which produces the vast majority of Indonesia's coffee crop, West Java, and Pangalengan in particular, have only recently begun to come into their own as a single origin for coffee. As recently as 2015 West Java coffee could only be marketed by being shipped to the main coffee port of Medan and blended with Sumatra coffee to be sold to the biggest coffee importers each requesting 15-30 containers in a single harvest season.  It is a pity because the world was missing out this entire time.  We decided that if we were going to do wet hulled we should do it right. So here it is a single origin, high quality wet hulled coffee.

This lot of coffee was sourced as asalan, the name given to wet hulled coffee after it has been dried 4-7 days after hulling at around 30% moisture. The asalan is sold at anywhere from 13-15% moisture for further processing by an exporter. We noted citrus and herbs in this lot and saved it from a ignoble end as a commodity blender. Agus Gunawan and Insan Sani both run Sunda Kopi who are the collectors of this lot.  With a growing area of over 500 hectares dedicated to arabica cultivation with a potential production of 200 MT per year Sunda Kopi are respected collectors and wet processors.  Smallholder farmers, who may own as little as 10-15 trees to several hectares under cultivation, usually sell their fresh cherries throughout the harvest season to producers like Sunda Kopi who then process the coffee down to asalan, parchment or dried natural pods. Located right in the middle of a huge government owned tea plantation, Sunda Kopi and their farmer neighbors are carving a great name for themselves.  This is our second year milling their coffee.

For the 2022 season we upped the quantity of this coffee we produced even though the prices in Indonesia started to climb. fortunately we were able to source this lot while still moderately economical. Who knows what prices will hold in the future but as of the end of the season it would cost 15% more for this coffee than when we contracted it at the beginning of the harvest.

The process

Semi washed wet hulled. Wet cherries are collected, rinsed and pulped and fermented for 12-18 hours. After fermentation the parchment is dried to about 30% moisture. The coffee is then hulled at this moisture level in a special huller designed to hull wet parchment. The green beans are then dried to 12% moisture before milling. Milled to Grade 1 standard with no primary defects and less than 5 secondary defects for SCA standard.
ID-9-202204

Pengalengan Grade 1 Wet Hulled

  • $8.5625 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
Indonesia
Variety
S-795, Ateng Super, Andungsari, P88
Process type
Other
Altitude range
1300m - 1700m
Harvest period
April, 2022 - August, 2022
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
84.0 points
Updated July, 2022
Available quantity
43 X 60 kg bags
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Upcoming shared shipments
    • Release from warehouse in Bremen from December, 2022
      Orders possible until 2022-09-12
  • Custom shipments available
  • Doorstep delivery available
    We can arrange delivery to your roastery
Bright Java Coffee
Produced by Sunda Kopi
Offered by Bright Java Coffee
  • Indonesia
  • 5 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 4 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in

We represent small holder farmers located throughout the island of Java in the the Indonesian archipelago.

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The coffee story

Pangalengan, located in Bandung Regency, West Java, is a fairly high plain with much cooler temperatures than the coastal area of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital. As such this area has always been a get-away destination of sorts for those looking to escape the heat of one of the largest metropolises in the world for the weekend. This area turned out to be a center for plantations and producers of quality arabica coffee.

Long overshadowed by the island to the north, Sumatra, which produces the vast majority of Indonesia's coffee crop, West Java, and Pangalengan in particular, have only recently begun to come into their own as a single origin for coffee. As recently as 2015 West Java coffee could only be marketed by being shipped to the main coffee port of Medan and blended with Sumatra coffee to be sold to the biggest coffee importers each requesting 15-30 containers in a single harvest season.  It is a pity because the world was missing out this entire time.  We decided that if we were going to do wet hulled we should do it right. So here it is a single origin, high quality wet hulled coffee.

This lot of coffee was sourced as asalan, the name given to wet hulled coffee after it has been dried 4-7 days after hulling at around 30% moisture. The asalan is sold at anywhere from 13-15% moisture for further processing by an exporter. We noted citrus and herbs in this lot and saved it from a ignoble end as a commodity blender. Agus Gunawan and Insan Sani both run Sunda Kopi who are the collectors of this lot.  With a growing area of over 500 hectares dedicated to arabica cultivation with a potential production of 200 MT per year Sunda Kopi are respected collectors and wet processors.  Smallholder farmers, who may own as little as 10-15 trees to several hectares under cultivation, usually sell their fresh cherries throughout the harvest season to producers like Sunda Kopi who then process the coffee down to asalan, parchment or dried natural pods. Located right in the middle of a huge government owned tea plantation, Sunda Kopi and their farmer neighbors are carving a great name for themselves.  This is our second year milling their coffee.

For the 2022 season we upped the quantity of this coffee we produced even though the prices in Indonesia started to climb. fortunately we were able to source this lot while still moderately economical. Who knows what prices will hold in the future but as of the end of the season it would cost 15% more for this coffee than when we contracted it at the beginning of the harvest.

The process

Semi washed wet hulled. Wet cherries are collected, rinsed and pulped and fermented for 12-18 hours. After fermentation the parchment is dried to about 30% moisture. The coffee is then hulled at this moisture level in a special huller designed to hull wet parchment. The green beans are then dried to 12% moisture before milling. Milled to Grade 1 standard with no primary defects and less than 5 secondary defects for SCA standard.
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: July, 2022
Bright Java Coffee
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
84.0
Seller (Pending)
84.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Spice, Red ripe fruit, Cedar, Plum, Black cherry
Seller (Pending)
-
Quality comment
Algrano
Interesting mix of spices, red riped fruits and dark fruits, specially in the back of it, that goes along with a sirupy body, almost sugary. Acidity is mild-medium and citric-
Seller (Pending)
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