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Solok Radjo Cooperative, Kerinci, Honey

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Country

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Region

Unknown

Community Name

Solok Radjo Cooperative

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Arrival Date

April 2023

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

85.25, chocolate pomegeanate aroma, roobois, spritzy pear acidity

Elevation

1200-1600

Varietals

Lini S795

Fresh Filter

Prior Crops 12+ Months

Description

Solok Radjo Cooperative is made up of 500 members with 1-2 hectares each. They are a young, energetic group engaged not only in coffee production and export, but also in roasting, visiting cafes, brewing, agronomy, and more. They have 3 Q-certified cuppers/graders on staff and have cupping set ups at both the field location in Aie Dingin and the drying/mill location in Solok. They are checking moisture and roasting on site to check each lot and report back to our local staff in Medan.

The coop operates 8 collection stations across the region to reduce the distance farmers have to travel to deliver. Coop members are paid cash upon delivery of wet parchment thanks to pre-financing of the coop thanks to our local staff and production/export partner in Medan. This further incentivizes growing membership and participation in the group.

On the ecology front, this group is serious. They have a grant from the government to re-forest 2,000 hectares of previously cleared land (by illegal loggers) at the border of the National Park. Protection of this forest is globally critical–not just for carbon capture, but also for wildlife protection. Almost 40% of the world’s remaining population of wild tigers resides in this Park. Solok Radjo’s initial phase included planting trees across 150 hectares. They’re now expanding to additional hectares. They are growing both shade tree/forest seedlings and coffee tree seedlings at their coop nursery, and re-making this cleared land into forest land with coffee trees growing under the canopy. A few thousand dollars will support a hectare. We invite roasters to get involved and support this initiative alongside Crop to Cup.