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Red Catimor

Our Crop | 2023

Variety: Red Catimor Arabica This variety is a cross between Caturra and Timor Hybrid. In Papua New Guinea, six Catimor lines were selected and released. Dwarf medium-tall trees; leaves vary in size but are red tipped and usually slender. The fruit is round and the beans are usually large. Grown successfully all over Sumatra.


™Siamang Forest Washed | ™Siamang Forest Natural

Grown Organically on Back Bay Estate and processed without inoculants. We started our crop from seed and it is now 7+ years old. Shade grown under leguminous trees and bordering the Siamang Forest on our Farm. Brix Sweetness is above average for this cultivar.

Taste / Terrior: A layered and complex palate. Toffee notes, red fruits and earthy, sweet malt; tangy acidity; syrupy body mouthfeel that carries notes of chocolate in our signature clean finish.

BUY THE BEANS: To purchase from our website shop, click on the links below. Available as Roasted to Order Whole Bean or as Green Bean. We ship anywhere in Indonesia. Outside Indonesia, provide your paypal information in the order notes and you will receive an invoice from our paypal business account.

Siamang Forest Natural 500 grams

Siamang Forest Washed 500 grams

Siamang Forest Peaberry

We ship anywhere in the USA from Merantau Coffee Roasters in Sylva, North Carolina. Contact Wade Matthews on whatsapp +1 (303) 2570750

History | Fun Facts

This variety was introduced to growers in the 1980’s by the ICCRI as an alternative to Robusta. In an effort to educate and encourage growers to plant more Arabica, the government subsidised the price of the seeds and plantlets to landowners. Many people were skeptical, but the cultivar performed well and the first harvest of coffee came much quicker than other Arabica varietals. In addition, the harvests intervals increased from twice a year to nearly year round. Hence the name given the varietal “Sigarar Utang” which translates roughly to “paid debts”. In Simalungun, more than 80% of the growers have this varietal on their farms. They also call it “Ateng” which means dwarf, but the varietal has evolved since it’s introduction nearly 40 years ago and some trees, if left unpruned will reach 3 meters or more. We have also learned that Ateng is the local dialect shortened version of Aceh Tengah, or, central Aceh, which is the origin that ICCRI  first distributed this cultivar.