Klasik Beans is a cooperative founded in 2008 by a group of producers in Puntang on the island of Java. This small cooperative shares a similar philosophy to Belco in terms of quality and respect for people and the environment. The cooperative has set itself the objective of helping to preserve Indonesia’s cultural heritage through the creation of organic, sustainable, fair trade coffees. Production must comply with good agricultural practices (nowadays almost 100% organic and fully shade-grown).
Their main sites, Banding and Puntang, are in Java but they also have washing stations at Pacet and Ciwidey.
They have also established themselves on the islands of Bali, Flores and Sulawesi by creating partnerships with local producers.
On the island of Bali, Klasik Beans has teamed up with a farmer named Yon who processes coffee on land donated by the cooperative. He also has a beautiful hostel at the foot of Mount Batur. He shares values with Klasik Beans that are totally in line with his philosophy – he has even had the cooperative’s slogan tattooed on his body.
The coffee is pulped and then dry-fermented (in water-free containers) for 12 hours. The coffee is then washed and dried. This is the most commonly used process after Wet-Hulled for arabicas.
Hybride du timor | 70% semi lavé / 30% nature
Indonesia is a country as large as Europe with a fabulous wealth of terroirs and different preparations.
Amidst this great diversity, we are lucky to have partnered with the Klasik Beans Cooperative. A pioneer in the production of high-quality coffees, this cooperative takes a philosophical approach to coffee inspired by the vision of its founder, Eko: to work the land with respect for nature and humankind, hide nothing and remain independent!