Indonesian Kamala Bener Meriah #01 Omni
Our second year of Catur coffees are here, and whilst they’ve been gone they’ve been developing their techniques and honing their skills to produce another round of funk-forward, interesting Indo’s.
Kamala means lotus in Sanskrit, and this is how Catur see these coffees, as a blooming flower. I looked into the lore of the lotus, to think about what the lotus means, and my search came up with a few things that I have decided to turn into a poem for you.
The blooming lotus sits on the water,
It symbolises purity for generations,
Beauty in the eye of the beholder,
Taste on the tongue of the sipper,
Coffee in the roastery of Friedhats,
And now Kamala Bener Meriah in a bottle in your kitchen.
If you think poems need to rhyme you’re wrong. Anyway. The Kamala Bener Meriah is a yeast fermented coffee made up of the varietals Bourbon, Ateng, and Abyssinia 3 and grown at 1300 - 1700 masl. Processed by the people at the Central Sumatera Coffee, this cup is filled with booziness and the funk we’re all expecting from Catur, but then also underscored with some tropical fruits, cacao, and speculaas (I’m sorry if you don’t know what that is - it’s a Dutch thing).