Sumatra Mandheling Fair Trade Organic
Cup characteristics: Earthy, nutty, smooth on the palate. Sturdy, pronounced but not overbearing body. Cup is clean and mouth coating.
$14.99 per pound
This coffee is from the Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic Cooperative (KKGO) located in the Takengon highlands of the Aceh province of Sumatra. This region of Indonesia is often referred to as Gayo because the coffee farmers are of the Gayonese ethnic group. Many farmers, mostly from remote villages in Takengon, are widows whose husbands were lost during periods of conflict in Aceh. Additionally, many families are still rebuilding after a large earthquake that hit them in 2013.
Most coffee is grown between 1,200 and 1,600 meters and the varietals grown are Bourbon, Catimor, and Typica in volcanic loam soil. Processing methods are wet hulled and then sun dried.
Cooperative: Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic Cooperative
Variety: Bourbon, Catimor, Typica
Region: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Harvest: June - December
Altitude: 1,200 - 1,600 meters (3900-5250 feet)
Soil: Volcanic loam
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic