SUMATRA, INDONESIA, SOUTH EAST ASIA
Its closeness to the equator and mountainous terrain provide some interesting micro-climates. Additionally, the unique wet-hulling processing technique creates some intriguing and complex coffees.
ABOUT THE FARMERS
The Asoiasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative was founded in 2008 and began to export Fairtrade and Organic accredited coffee in 2010. They currently export their coffee through Ujang Jaya, this is based in the regency of Aceh Tengah. The cooperative is currently made up of around 800 members from the surrounding villages, of Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah. The villages are situated between 1,000 and 1,500 meters above sea level. All the villages have delegate representatives who sit on the cooperatives board.
Benefits of Fairtrade
The Asoiasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative invested Fair Trade premiums in the development of their coffee processing facilities, along with improved road access and food for villagers following the 2013 earthquake.
"My favourite. That delicious dark aftertaste was amazing."
"This was my favourite as I really enjoy stronger flavours, perfect for the first coffee in the morning"
Region: Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah, Northern Sumatra
Elevation: 1,000– 1,500m
Farms: Small holders
Varieties: Catimor, Cautrra, Tipica
Picking: Selective picking
Processing: mechanical pulping, sitting, fermentation,