Last month, Alexandre F. and Angel travelled to Indonesia’s southern islands and also discovered Sumatra in the north. These two articles tell their story.

When I hear the word “revolutionary”, I think more of Nikola Tesla than Che Guevara. But as I rode through Indonesia’s incredible landscapes on my motorbike, and for the first time in my life, I felt quite close to Che.

Indonesia’s cultural diversity has always intrigued me – its Muslim, Hindu and Christian producers, its multitude of terroirs each richer than the next, its different production processes and very distinct potentials reflected all the way through to the cup, and so the list goes on.

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: work the land with respect for nature and humankind, hide nothing and stay independent!

Because they had a good harvest this year, we were able to buy more coffees, and those sourced from West Java have already arrived in Europe. In terms of processes, there’s something for everyone: semi-washed, fully-washed, wet-hulled and even the celebrated Longberry, awaited eagerly by fans of citric acidity.

And speaking of rich terroirs, in a few days we’ll be receiving our coffees from Bali, Sulawesi and Flores!

Angel, for the Belco team.

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