A Sweet Taste of “Wild” Coffee

Found a specialty coffee at Lencoh, a farming village in Selo, Boyolali, Central Java. The beans are harvested from “wild” shrubs in their pekarangan gardens. The owners do not fertilize nor prune them, hence they market it as “wild coffee”. The processing requires minimal use of water. To get the green beans, they sun dry the ripe berries to let the beans soak the sweet juice. It makes the coffee taste special. After the pulp and the skin got dried, the berries are peeled and then the green beans are roasted. It tastes special!

The story appears in Kompas, November 26, 2015.

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