We have just returned from visiting our coconut cream suppliers in Indonesia – you may remember when Mr Coconut visited last year, well this year we went together and it was an wonderful experience to see where the coconuts come from, and the process from growing, to gathering, right through to turning it into coconut cream – which is the main ingredient for all our delicious yoghurts!
The coconuts are ‘crowd sourced’ from all around the islands, mainly Java & Sumatra. Local organic growers arrange to get their coconuts picked up, and they get graded by size and weight, then delivered by truck to the processing factory.
There they are dehusked, the coconut water removed for yummy drinking products, and the inside flesh pressed into coconut cream.
It’s a pretty impressive operation, employing around 1,000 locals and producing all sorts of coconut products.
After watching a young dude scale a coconut tree in about 10 seconds flat, Mr Coconut had a go and turned out to be a natural!
We loved the friendliness of Indonesia, how kind the people are and of course the incredible abundance of coconut trees. Thank you to all of you for making it possible for us to be in a tree-based business.