Jakub Lazuardi is the head processor for several of our coffees. Jakub is originally from the neighboring island, Sumatra, where he grew up near Medan where his family owns their own coffee farm. Jakub is super chill, not your typical high intensity type, easy-going, very smart, likes to experiment, try new things, and said to me recently he wants to only do specialty coffee and not waste time with commercial coffee.
Pak Dudy is a generous man with his time, loves coffee, trains other farmers in roasting and cupping, and is an off-road enthusiast who loves camping. You’ll always find him with his V60 making coffee somewhere remote. Pak Dudy is also a deeply religious man, donates to charity, and serves in caring for the underprivileged. He gave up his busy life in Jakarta to return to his Sunda homeland and grow coffee. I first met him at a coffee festival in Bandung and immediately wanted to work with him.
I first met Pak Burhan on a trip to Pangalengan with one of my employees who is his good friend. I quickly discovered Pak Burhan has an amazing sense of humor. We have shared some great laughs and coffee together! Pak Burhan used to work for the aviation industry in building airplanes. After resigning from this work, he devoted himself to full-time agriculture and began to plant coffee on land that he personally owns. He is a firm believer in farm to table.
Ibu Rani is certified in Q-Processing. She solely utilizes an anaerobic process while specializing in naturals, honeys, and a double wash that is super delightful. She even has a home for what she calls "underdog." This is the coffee that doesn't quite measure up to specialty quality. Thankfully when coffee doesn't make the specialty cut, it is still able to be sold on the commercial market.