Located 7 hours drive hours from the city of Padang in the kayo Aro District of West Sumatra this coffee comes from small coffee gardens which sit in the shadow of the beautiful Kerinci Volcano on the edge of the Kerinci National Park home to the endangered Sumatran Tiger.
This coffee comes from the Belibis Cooperative which was only established in 2018 and now has 89 members. In total between them they have approximately 132 ha of coffee growing o fertile volcanic loam soil. They have embarked upon doing specialty processed coffee and not produce just the typical wet hulled that Sumatra is known for. The harvest in this area runs from September through January. The name of this coffee come from the river that runs close by translated as ‘Horn River’.
This natural lot the farmers pick the cherry and they try to do a separation of ripe and unripe cherry. The coffee is then washed and cleaned for floaters before then being taken to raised beds where it is placed in thin layers initially to allow skin drying. The climate in this equatorial location makes drying extremely challenging and this can take between 20 – 30 days.
This coffee is very interesting in taste. At the beginning, you will feel both the aroma and the taste of strawberries, which is gently replaced by dark chocolate. It has a velvety body and a soft lemon ice cream will appear in the aftertaste.