Sarilamping is a honey-sweet coffee, balanced bittersweetness the pervading cup quality, with herbal aromatics, dried apple, and fruited tea top notes lightly accenting the cup, and snappy acidity. City+ to Full City.
|Region||Indonesia & SE Asia|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Raised Bed Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||October 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||Ateng, Djember, Jember, Typica|
|Appearance||.6 d/300gr, 15+ Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City+ to Full City|
This latest washed Java is from the peak of Sarilamping in West Java. It's another from the Sunda project in the area who are producing some of the cleaner Java's we've tasted, which may seem like an odd description for Indonesian coffee. But in Java there is a tradition of wet processing, and they are able to produce coffees without much of the earth tones that come with wet-hulling that you see in places like Sumatra. The folks heading the project are committed to implementing clean processing techniques and separating different days of cherry collection, an added layer of quality control. Once again this year, they're focusing their buying efforts in villages situated around some of the higher peaks in the region. Farmers deliver cherry to these catchments and receive a very competitive price. The coffee is processed in small batches as part of their method of remaining quality focused.
Sarilamping is a honey-sweet coffee, with herbal notes that have green tea qualities in flavor and mouthfeel. Enticing smells swirl in the aromatic profile, a mixture of herbal sweet aromatics and raw honey, and an interesting sweet green scent that reminds me of wetted green Sencha tea leaves. The cup has a bit of that in the flavor profile too, but balanced bittersweetness is the pervading cup quality. Settling in with a lighter City-City+ roast, dried apple, and fruited tea notes lightly accent the cup. Acidity is snappy in these lighter roasts, but not so much once you hit Full City, where "bittersweet" is more of the theme.