Sumatra Kerinci Honey Process

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Kerinci honey is supplied by 600 farmers in the Kerinci Valley, a fertile land of rich volcanic soil with over 300,000 people and is known as the “rice bowl.” The Kerinci Valley is surrounded by the Mount Kerinci volcano as well as the largest national park in Sumatra, the Kerinci Seblat National Park. This park is an area of 5,235 square miles of rainforest, volcanoes, mountains, wetlands and rivers, which provide substantial benefits to the agriculture the community relies upon heavily for income. This area is also a UNESCO World Heritage site with more tigers than in all of Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China combined.

The conservation group directed by locals started with a small group of farmers several years ago who, at the time, produced 20 bags and had to travel up to 3 hours to access a hulling machine. They processed their cherries in large plastic tubs. A relationship with Santiang Exports has allowed the group of farmers in the Kerinci valley to improve their production to container volumes as well as increase quality. They now own their own hulling machine, ceramic fermentation tanks, large drying patios with more raised beds and drying canopies. Today, the number of farmers involved has grown to over 600 smallholder farms. Most of the farms are less than a couple of acres. The conservation effort is focused on coffee grown without encroaching on the National Park.

This coffee has a clean yet syrupy body, juicy acidity and notes of chocolate, cherry and apricot. It is a very limited offering.

Region:  Mt. Kerinci volcano in Kerinci Highlands
Altitude:  1200-1500 m
Varieties: Andung Sari, Sigararutang, P88, Tim-Tim, Bor-Bor
Process:  honey

Weight 16 oz
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Kerinci honey is supplied by 600 farmers in the Kerinci Valley, a fertile land of rich volcanic soil with over 300,000 people and is known as the “rice bowl.” The Kerinci Valley is surrounded by the Mount Kerinci volcano as well as the largest national park in Sumatra, the Kerinci Seblat National Park. This park is an area of 5,235 square miles of rainforest, volcanoes, mountains, wetlands and rivers, which provide substantial benefits to the agriculture the community relies upon heavily for income. This area is also a UNESCO World Heritage site with more tigers than in all of Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China combined.

The conservation group directed by locals started with a small group of farmers several years ago who, at the time, produced 20 bags and had to travel up to 3 hours to access a hulling machine. They processed their cherries in large plastic tubs. A relationship with Santiang Exports has allowed the group of farmers in the Kerinci valley to improve their production to container volumes as well as increase quality. They now own their own hulling machine, ceramic fermentation tanks, large drying patios with more raised beds and drying canopies. Today, the number of farmers involved has grown to over 600 smallholder farms. Most of the farms are less than a couple of acres. The conservation effort is focused on coffee grown without encroaching on the National Park.

This coffee has a clean yet syrupy body, juicy acidity and notes of chocolate, cherry and apricot. It is a very limited offering.

Region:  Mt. Kerinci volcano in Kerinci Highlands
Altitude:  1200-1500 m
Varieties: Andung Sari, Sigararutang, P88, Tim-Tim, Bor-Bor
Process:  honey