Origin: Mount Argopuro, East Java
Producer: Argopuro Walida, Pak Ahmad Muhlisin
Process: Natural carbonic masceration, "raisin" pulped
Argopuro Walida, situated at an elevation of 1800 meters above sea level, owes its thriving coffee cultivation to the pioneering efforts of Pak Ahmad Muhlisin. Having completed his studies at Bogor Agricultural University, he returned to his hometown in the foothills of Mount Argopuro, where only corn and vegetables were cultivated at the time. Following a devastating flood in 2013, Pak Muhlisin facilitated discussions between local farmers and the government, ultimately securing approval for coffee cultivation on the mountain land. This marked the inception of the cooperative Koperasi Walida Sejahtera, also known as Argopuro Walida.
Through unwavering dedication, Argopuro coffee gained recognition in the Indonesian specialty coffee scene and expanded its reach to the Middle East, Asia, the USA, and Europe. Implementing the principles of a circular economy, the cooperative ensured sustainable development within the community by involving entire farmer families in the coffee business. Fathers worked in the plantations, mothers in processing facilities, and children attended schools funded by the cooperative. Profits from coffee sales were shared with farmer families, supporting programs such as pilgrimage and scholarships.
To further support farmers, the cooperative provided financing for fertilizer, reimbursed later with harvested cherries. Continuous education and awareness initiatives were also undertaken to maintain consistent coffee quality across harvests. The impactful story of Pak Muhlisin's contributions to the Mt. Argopuro community left a lasting impression.
In honor of this journey, we proudly present this exceptional coffee, dedicating the artwork of our espresso roast to Pak Muhlisin.
This exquisite coffee boasts tasting notes of honeydew, green apple, and a fruit candy-like sensation—truly sweet coffee without sugar. Roasted specifically for espresso, this coffee will gives coconut sensation if it is combined with milk, e.g. as double cappucino or flat white.
Cultivated in volcanic terroir combined with the unique processing technique, Natural Carbonic Maceration + "Raisin Pulped," contributes to its exceptional flavor profile. Carbonic maceration involves placing freshly picked cherries in a tank where carbon replaces oxygen, regulating fermentation for a cleaner cup. The "Raisin Pulped" process accelerates drying and prevent over fermentation to overcome unstable weather conditions, ensuring sustainability in coffee cultivation. Experienced timing, guided by Pak Muhlisin's expertise, determines when to pulp the cherry during this innovative process.
Mt. Argopuro, a volcanic mountain in East Java, is rich with stories and holds mystical significance. Revered as a sacred mountain, its peak, Puncak Rengganis, is named after Princess Dewi Rengganis. Legend has it that she relocated to Mt. Argopuro during political turmoil, fighting for her people from this mountain. In homage to this resilient female figure, our filter roast artwork is dedicated to Princess Dewi Rengganis, a warrior fighting for her rights and her people.
Argopuro Mystic - Espresso
Honeydew, green apple, guava, fruit candy sensation. Coconut - if combined with milk
Espresso roast. Suitable for Bialetti, Vollautomat, and of course Espresso machine.