Coming from Mount Kerinci Highlands in Sumatra, Kerinici is a honey-processed coffee that grows at 1,200-1,500 meters on the slope of the highest active Volcano in Southeast Asia. Coffee plants thrive in this rich soil, and you’ll taste that in every cup of this juicy, fruity coffee.
The cherries from this lot come from 600 small producers in the region. In this area, the farmers are committed to conservation, sustainable practices, and growing quality coffee. Once the beans are harvested and prepped, they’re dried on raised beds in greenhouses.
The honey process (also called pulped natural) exists between natural and washed processes. With honey processing, coffee cherries are de-pulped and then dried without washing. This allows some of the fruit to remain, but more is removed than with natural process. What remains is a sticky mucilage that resembles honey — which is where this process gets its name.
Why use the honey process?
First, it gives the coffee a unique flavor that’s typically more complex than washed coffees but less fruity than naturally processed ones. This process also uses less water than its washed counterpart.