INDONESIA - Frinsa Estate (Semi-anaerobic Lactic)

INDONESIA - Frinsa Estate (Semi-anaerobic Lactic)

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Sweven (Bristol)

Indonesia - Frinsa Estate 227g

– “An outstanding example of perfectly processed lot of Indonesian local heirlooms by a talented and ambitious producer Wildan Mustofa”.

what to expect in the cup

Tangerine, kiwi, apple cider. Incredibly sweet and complex with sparkling tangy acidity rounded off with juicy lactic body and lingering balsamic finish

Region: West Java
Variety: Borbor, P88
Process: Semi-anaerobic Lactic

The coffee processing occurs at Frinsa Estate, with their wet mill situated at 1400 masl. Equipped with a ventilated storage space and a dry mill, they exercise meticulous control over their product journey, from harvest, to grading, to sorting, and shipment. The Frinsa team is well-versed in processing techniques, navigating challenges posed by the climate to achieve clean, transparent profiles in their coffees. Processing: Extended Fermentation Natural Lactobacillus.

This lot undergoes a 3 day semi-anaerobic fermentation process. The cherries are picked, washed, and then put in tanks or plastic bags with small holes, and then fermented for 2-3 days with Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacterium used for more refined fermentation. Due to the wet, humid climate, most of their coffees are also pre-dried in their greenhouse, a groundbreaking shift for the Indonesian market. The coffee is then dried on the ground or parabolic dryers for 14-20 days. This has resulted in more uniform drying, and therefore more consistent outcomes. It’s our first time purchasing from Wildan and certainly not last as his coffees are real gems and stand out of anything we have cupped to date from Indonesia.

Producer Notes

Wildan Mustofa and his wife Atieq Mustikaningtyas started their first coffee project in Sindangkerta, Weninggalih area in 2010. This later became the main growing area at his farm Java Frinsa Estate. Since the first year of production, Wildan has aimed to focus on quality which requires meticulous attention and processes. While the majority of Indonesian producers are doing the wet hulled coffees, even for specialty, Wildan is focusing on the fully washed. Besides the quality, and social and economic impact for the community, we believe the coffee project also have long term benefits for water conservation and reforestation.

Frinsa Estate is located in West Java, locally called Sunda. They have a wetmill as well as a well ventilated storage space and a dry mill. All located at 1400 masl altitude. This means they are in fully control of their product from harvest to grading, sorting and shipment. Frinsa Estate have 6 main growing plots spread out in the area. And they buy cherries from a few selected outgrower in the surroundings of the Estate. These coffees are sold under the brand name Frinsa Collective.