Organic Sumatran

COFFEE DETAILS:


region

Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

farm/Co-op

Ketiara Cooperative

elevation

3937-5250 feet

process

Wet Hulled and dried in the sun

certification

FT USA, Control Union

varietal

Bourbon, Catimor, & Typica

tasting highlights

Citric sweetness, full of fruits raspberries and cherries with a cedar vanilla finish
Fair Trade Coffee Organic Coffee

Coffee Story:

This producing group is located in the Gayo highlands, surrounding the town of Takengon in the Aceh province of Sumatra, Indonesia. The Gayonese ethnic group has been cultivating coffee in this area since 1908. The area’s soil is innately suitable for the growth of Arabica coffee trees. The flavor profiles of this coffee have been recognized on a global level for its rich taste and strong body, brought on by the “Wet-Hulled” processing technique that is unique to this area.

The wet hulled processing, is indicative to this area and is passed down through the generations…. A legacy so to speak. Wet hulled coffees are pulped at the farm level, and without any additional formal processing, the wet beans in parchment and mucilage are then transported to a nominated processing facility. Here, they actually remove the parchment (still covered in mucilage), and dry the coffee beans completely exposed to the elements. This type of processing aids in the unusual flavors that emanate from this exciting origin.

Established in 2009, the Ketiara cooperative handles all aspects of coffee production until it is ready for exportation. This coop has been successful in their coffee production, whereas an estimated 30 containers annually have been exported into the European and American market places. The Ketiara Cooperative obtained their Fair Trade and Organic certifications in 2012. Both certifications have helped with improving quality of life for these farming families. Their organic certification has assisted these farmers in receiving a higher price for their coffee, giving them more opportunity for investment back into their farms and maintaining a sustainable way of life. The Fair Trade certification has assisted in programs for technical support at the farm level, coffee plant nursery improvements and also improvements with waste management collection for the community – all programs assisted by Fair Trade premiums.

$11.60/12oz

Coffee Bucks:
12oz earns 5%
5lbs earns 10%
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