FILTER ROAST Sulawesi Topidi Natural
|Farm||Various community members in Inggimoncong|
|Variety||Linie S-795 , Typica|
|Altitude||1,300 to 1,500 masl|
|Favoured brew Method||Pour over, batch brew, aeropress, Plunger|
|Tastes Likes||Golden Raisin, Boozy, complex, Cherry|
Daeng Balenkang was among the first in Gowa to bring specialty coffee production to Tinggimoncong. Daeng planted 7 Typica seedlings on his land over 50 years ago. Since then, Daeng Balenkang, his family and their neighbors have expanded plantings around the village.
For a long time, Daeng and his fellow villagers sold wet parchment or asalan (unsorted green coffee) to the local traders in Peta Lesa village. Then, 5 years ago, they met an entrepreneurial young producer from Enrekang who helped them develop their specialty processing capacity.
Now, they produce specialty Naturals, garnering higher prices for their coffee and increasing their incomes.
There are approximately 200 hectares of coffee planted near the surrounding villages. Coffee is shade grown under native trees in a lush, forested environment. Most farms are organic by default and the coffee grows in the canopy understory as if it always belonged there.
After selective handpicking, Daeng and his neighbours use a mixture of parabolic dryers and tarps to dry their cherry. Cherry is turned frequently to ensure even drying. The dried cherry is purchased direct from Daeng and furthur milling and storage is handled by our green Buying parnterns, Sucafina.