Jakub Lazuardi - Anaerobic Washed
ROAST | MEDIUM
ORIGIN | CIKOLE, WEST JAVA, INDONESIA
NOTES | APPLE CIDER, BLACK TEA, BROWN SUGAR
Getting coffee from Jakub Lazuardi was one of the most exciting developments to come out of 2020. It represents a new milestone for the global coffee supply chain, particularly in this area of North Carolina. Our connection to Jakub is facilitated by a dear coffee friend, Caleb Durham. Caleb runs Yonder coffee which connects international roasters to customers in the US on a subscription basis. In 2020 he launched Cahaya Coffee, a green coffee importer specializing in producers throughout Southeast Asia (current offerings come from West Java, Indonesia).
Indonesia remains one of the largest producing countries in terms of export weight. However, the vast majority of this coffee is the Robusta species, which is typically not desirable within the Specialty Coffee sector. As a result, Indonesia is vastly underrepresented within Specialty Coffee. Innovative producers like Jakub are a tremendous part of changing that narrative. Jakub is growing the Typica variety of Coffee Arabica on the Cikole Estate, located within the Maribaya forest on the island of Java.
As the head processor for the Estate, Jakub is willing to take risks and experiment with anaerobic processing methods. This particular lot is an Anaerobic Washed coffee. this means that the whole coffee cherries undergo an intentional fermentation process in the absence of oxygen. Afterwards, the coffees are pulped and washed to remove any fruit from the seeds before being dried. These coffees tend to be less fruity and a little cleaner than their Anaerobic Natural counterparts. To help drive and control the fermentation, the producing team uses cultivated enzymes from pineapples. These same enzymes drive a natural fermentation process which creates the popular Mexican beverage, Tepache.
We taste the bright, sweetness of apple cider complemented by a brown sugar finish. The mouthfeel is light and clean like black tea. We are excited to carry Jakub's coffee for a second consecutive year and we know you will really enjoy this one!
Producers | Jakub Lazuardi
Farm | Cikole Estate
Process | Anaerobic Washed
Variety | Typica
Elevation | 1,300 - 1,500 masl