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Alko

Alko
Flavour profiles

Wild Strawberry, Hibiscus, Plum

Regular price £14.30 14.30

Farm information
Method
Natural
Producer
400 Smallholders
Region
Kerinci, West Sumatra
Varietal
Sigarar Utang, Andung Sari
Elevation
1,650 masl

Indonesia has been on our radar as an up and coming coffee region for a long time. It’s a location with incredible terroir potential and rapid development, that’s relatively new to naturally processing coffee – we jumped at the chance to showcase it.

The Alko cooperative is comprised of 400 members based across 320 hectares in the Kerinci District of West Sumatra. This coffee is from lots grown in small coffee gardens ranging in size, based in the shadow of the Kerinci Volcano on the edge of the Kerinci National Park. The high altitude of this location provides the perfect climate for delicious coffee, with rich volcanic soil and the humid climate giving Alko a uniquely sweet, floral profile and a jammy acidity.

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BREW RATIOS

Espresso: 1:2 coffee to water, extracted in 28-32 secs 
Filter: 60-65g coffee per litre of water, brewed for 3-4 mins

ROAST DAY

Roast & despatch days are currently Monday to Friday. All orders placed after midnight on Thursday will be roasted and despatched on Monday. 

ROAST TYPE

We create a new and unique profile for each coffee we roast. Although the profiles are different, our approach is always the same, to highlight and accentuate the flavours created at the farm and mill. This means we don’t label our coffees as espresso, filter, dark or light roast. All of our coffees are omni-roast, meant to be delicious however you brew. We believe the heart of speciality is keeping the identity and character of every coffee intact and alive, no matter the brew method.

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