This is a fully washed microlot from smallholder farmers in the Ciwidey subregion of Sunda, Western Java, Indonesia.
This lot is made up with coffee from 36 smallholder farmers who deliver cherry to Tenjolaya Ciwidey washing station. Farms are typically 1.5ha in size and cultivate the varieties of Catimor and Tim-Tim at an altitude of 1,100masl.
Red ripe cherries are floated to sort by density so that only the densest, highest quality cherries are used for processing this top lot. Selected cherries are pulped within 6 hours of harvest and then dry fermented for 16 hours to break down the remaining sugary mucilage. The coffee is then thoroughly washed before patio drying for approximately 10 days, or until the optimum moisture content is reached.
The Sunda region, named after the eponymous Sundanese ethnic group, is located in Western Java. Buni Nagara means the hidden country. Far from the bustle of Ciwidey town, it's a quiet place ideal for relaxation and meditation. While the altitude is not especially high, it has a microclimate which is very good for coffee cultivation with cool temperatures and rich fertile soils.