Tanamera Coffee - Our Passion For Indonesian Green Beans


Our Passion For Indonesian Green Beans

Indonesia is currently the World’s no. 3 coffee production and export volume, of which approximately 80% is currently Robusta and the remaining is high land Arabica. Since Indonesia’s archipelagos lie across the equator it is categorized as a tropical country with 2 seasons, (dry and rainy seasons). Arabica coffee requires a lower temperature for the coffee to grow well, typically this is approximately 1200m above sea level to reach the suitable temperature for the Arabica trees. Indonesia has 5 large islands with mountains and highlands that grow Arabica coffee (and countless of the hardier Robusta coffee trees). Most of the Indonesian highlands are on the slopes of active volcanoes with the fertile volcanic soils & minerals delivering excellent cup quality and unique flavours. Tanamera source only the best green beans from from local farmers, many of whom have micro lots from which their coffees achieve high cupping scores by using different processing methods such as from Natural through to Honey & Washed process. The infrastructure, access and conditions on these farms (especially micro lots) is often extremely poor, with many farmers having no funding to help improve their crop quality with better tools, fertilizers, practices and processing equipment. Even their own living conditions are what can only be classed as the proverty stricken level, with many having no hot water or electricity. Despite all of this we continue to find great coffee and are frequently overwhelmed by the passion of the farmers and workers and their interest to continually improve their coffee quality. Always being received with a warm and genuine welcome despite the hard work and toil  really does show the tenacity of the rural community. Without these farmers we would not have the unique flavours of Indonesian Specialty Grade Coffee. It is a big influence and driver for Tanamera and why are committed to helping those in the industry whilst supporting the continual improvement of the specialty grade coffee produced. With the Specialty Coffee segment of the world coffee market growing rapidly, we look forward to the years ahead and coffee lovers having access to great Indonesian Coffee worldwide whilst ensuring the farmers coffee quality and their own welfare improves year on year.

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