Tim Tim and Gayo 1 are both Typica originated from Yemeni stock, taken first to Malabar, India, and later to Indonesia by the Dutch. It later made its way to the West Indies to the French colony at Martinique. Typica has genetically evolved to produce new characteristics, often considered new varietals: Criollo (South America), Arabigo (Americas), Kona (Hawaii), Pluma Hidalgo (Mexico), Garundang (Sumatra), Blue Mountain (Jamaica, Papua New Guinea), San Bernardo & San Ramon (Brazil), Kents & Chickumalgu (India)
This lot comes from the best farms around Hendra’s station, based at the highest altitude, and only the perfectly ripe cherries are selected and delivered. Hendra pays a premium to the farmers for the excellent selection. The cherries are put into plastic bags and left to ferment for 48 hours. Before being placed into bags, the coffee is put through a density table twice to help remove immature beans and then goes through two rounds of hand picking. After fermentation, the coffee is placed on raised beds and dried for 20 – 25 days, with regular turning, in a drying tent, where the temperature is monitored.