We have taken the opportunity during the year-end break last year to visit a coffee plantation in West Sumatra, Solok Radjo Cooperative. The coffee produced by this plantation, which located 1600masl, has continued to gain recognition in the local market as well as international.
Started their first harvest last year, the coffee produced was a success, resulting in good coffee qualities with good cupping results. Our visit had also resulted in a plan to introduce this authentic coffee to the Australian markets. Soon, coffee roasters will also be able to join us for the visits to the plantation as part of our Visit the Growers Program.
Sumatra Coffee House will be the first to bring the coffee to Australia and we are excited as we are encouraged by the facts that this plantation is carried out by a group of young people who besides having the compassion to the empowerment of farmers, is very keen to help in caring for their local environment.
We are looking forward to their harvesting season in April where we have been invited to the plantation again and bring few tons in July 2017 and October 2017 as a market penetration. As a limited edition, this coffee will be available as Micro-Lot.