2022 will be our 4th year exporting our coffee to the United States, so far our export has been exclusively our staple product which is the Wine Yeast Red Honey process. Generally our harvest season peaks in July, sorting begins in August, export is usually in October, arrival to the US warehouse in December, and 30kg bags arriving to roasters’ doors in January.
Repeat partner roasters: We focus a great deal on providing consistency both within a harvest season and year to year, so most of our customers have not found it necessary to get a pre-shipment sample each year, but just ask if you would like one!
New partner roasters: If you are interested in a potential purchase we would be happy to get you a sample, hear more about your business and coffee needs, share with you more information, and answer any questions you may have. We do charge a modest fee to cover the packaging and shipping costs of samples. Please visit our page here: https://sisolacoffee.com/samples/
Roasters with an IKAWA sample roaster, here is our standard cupping profile for all our coffees: IKAWA
The past couple years and for the foreseeable future we are using the services of Theta Ridge Coffee warehouse in South Bend, Indiana (imported to nearby Chicago). All our coffee is packaged in 30kg (66lb) bags and available for local pickup, FedEx Ground, and full or partial pallets via R+L Carriers.
We have an extremely small harvest this year (because of unseasonal rains during flowering season). We hear similar stories from across Indonesia, so supply issues combined with global inflation prices are up which has us paying 50% more for coffee cherry compared to 2021, which will increase our FOB price by approximately 20%.
So with low supply and continually growing demand, we regretfully will not be able to fill every request. We will do our best to make sure past customers can get a similar amount to last year, while also desiring to work with new partners as we prepare and hope for a much larger harvest next year. It is going to take some careful allocation, so we appreciate your patience and understanding.