CATUR Coffee is a collaborative effort to improve the landscape of coffee production with Indonesia. Operated by So So Good Coffee Company and currently six different 'processors' throughout the archipelago, CATUR is utilizing different strains of yeast to derive flavour within the cup. There are four different flavour categories being created throughout the six processing facilities, BUMI, SENJA, PUCUK and KAMALA.
"SENJA means sunset in Sanskirt. Just like the different colour and stages of the sunset, this taste profile is signified by a combination of deeper and complex vibrancy with an accompanying fruit sweetness and rounded body. Senja utilizes blending techniques as well as bacteria and fungi based inoculants." - Mikael Jasin, Founder
BRIGHT JAVA in Central Java started in 2016, after Troy and Aswan realizsed that small holder farmers could be better served in the international coffee markets and could utilize support. They are located in Salatiga, a small town in Central Java, where they source coffee from neighbouring regions. CATUR came across Bright Java for the first time at a cupping session in an Indonesian export show in 2019. There were about 40 coffees on the table, and their coffees were a stand out amongst the others. After getting in touch with Troy, the collaborated on the 2020 harvest and have had a strong relationship since. Together they're processed coffees from two regions, Tosoro Village in Merbabu, where this lot has originated, as well as Banyuwangi, nearby.
Through this collaboration, CATUR and Bright Java have processed 15,000 kg of cherry in the Central Java area, producing around 3000 kg of green bean, throughout different profiles. This directly impacted 211families in the local area.
This coffee was featured in Season 6 of the Forward Lottery.