West Java - Frinsa Collective - Anaerobic Natural Process
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|Flavor Notes||Red wine, rose, cherry, dark
|Region||Bandung, Tilu Mountains, Pangalengan, West Java|
||Atengsuper, Bor Bor, Sigararutang|
|Processing Method||Anaerobic Natural|
|Harvest Schedule||May - August|
The Frinsa Collective is focused around a family-owned estate known as Frinsa, run by Wildan Mustofa. The "collective" refers to the family's purchasing of coffee from neighboring producers for processing and sale from the Finsa Estate.
Natural coffees are typically processed the day they are harvested, and are first sorted for ripeness and quality before being rinsed clean of dirt. In many places this initial sorting happens via a float tank: Damaged and defective cherries will float to the top to be removed, while high-quality coffee will sink to the bottom to be cleaned and dried. After sorting, cherries are spread on raised drying beds, table, tarps, or patios, where they will be rotated constantly throughout the course of drying. Drying can take an average of 30–40 days, depending on the weather.
It is important to note this coffee was intentionally processed utilizing anaerobic fermentation. In general, placing freshly-harvested cherries inside a sealed container or bag of some sort for a period of time will create a flavor impact. We find those anaerobically-fermented coffees often exhibit an increase in the intensity of fruit and acidity and a slight increase in the body. Nonetheless, the anaerobic fermentation process has a distinct impact on the outcome of the flavor profile.