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 10-15 containers in a single harvest season.  It is a pity because the world was missing out this entire time.

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.

Even though we happened to stumble upon this lot for the 2021 season we will be procuring more and working directly with the wet mill to pre order wet hulled coffee with this quality or better from here on out.

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-9-202108 Past harvest

Pengalengan Grade 1 Wet Hulled

  • $6.17 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
Indonesia
Variety
S-795, Ateng Super, Andungsari, P88
Process type
Other
Altitude range
1300m - 1700m
Harvest period
August, 2021 - August, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
84.0 points
There are no shared shipments for this coffee
For large orders, you can request a shipment and we would be happy to organise a custom shipment for you
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Shared shipments unavailable
  • Custom shipments unavailable
  • Doorstep delivery unavailable
    We are unable to arrange delivery to your roastery
Bright Java Coffee
Produced by Sunda Kopi
  • Association
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 10-15 containers in a single harvest season.  It is a pity because the world was missing out this entire time.

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.

Even though we happened to stumble upon this lot for the 2021 season we will be procuring more and working directly with the wet mill to pre order wet hulled coffee with this quality or better from here on out.

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.
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: September, 2021
Bright Java Coffee
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: June, 2021
SCA Score
Algrano
84.0
Seller (Pending)
84.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Citrus fruit, Spice, Cedar, Floral Violet
Seller (Pending)
Floral, Lemon, Herbal, Fresh, Clementine, Juicy, Tamarind
Quality comment
Algrano
Exotic and spicy, with dominating notes of coriander seed and cardamom, also citrusy and violet like, with dense body, medium citric acidity and lingering finish.
Seller (Pending)
 Light and Fruity. Citrus. Very Good for wet hulled 
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Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

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