New! Indonesia Sumatra Aulia Kahfi Natural
Indonesia Sumatra Rakyat farm & neighbors
Abyssinia / Ateng / Caturra / Gayo / Timtim / Typica
Muscat Grape / Peach / Stone fruit
This is one of our top pick coffee on the cupping table by all of our roasters. This coffee stands out among other anaerobic or honey fermentation packed with lovely grape juice, white peach flavors and clean cup.
Aulia selectively handpicks ripe, red cherry, or purchases cherry from neighboring farmers. He soaks cherry in clean water for 2 days and then lays cherry on patios to dry. Aulia rakes cherry frequently to ensure even drying. It takes approximately 12 to 15 days for cherry to dry.
In 2019, Aulia Kahfi place 9th in the Sumatra Prestige Cup for his excellent Wet-Hulled lot. We are thrilled to continue purchasing from him.
Aulia cultivates coffee on Rakyat Farm, which he inherited from his family. He has been involved in coffee production since his early teens but has always had a unique interest in specialty coffee. Since specialty coffee was not in high demand in his area during his teenage years, Aulia spent several years mining and selling Vesuvianite, a precious stone often found near volcanoes. He has since returned to coffee production.
Now in his early thirties, Aulia is entrepreneurial and enterprising. Using an old van or his friend’s car, he has expanded his business by purchasing a few bags at a time from neighboring farmers. He collects and processes ripe cherry from farmers in the Lukup Sabun, Pantan Sile and Ratawali neighborhoods. He’s also recently started buying cherry from Gegarang (Jagong Jeget).