Organic Fair Trade Sumatra Takengon Ketiara
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Many of the islands of Indonesia were formed by volcanoes. Therefore, they are mountainous and have rich soil that is ideal for growing coffee. It is no wonder that some of the world’s most famous coffees are grown on the islands of the Malay Archipelago of Indonesia: Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Java. Approximately 15% of all the coffee grown in Indonesia is Arabica. Sumatra is the second largest island of the Republic of Indonesia.
Ketiara cooperative, is located in the Takengon highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. This region of Indonesia is also referred to as the Gayo land because the coffee farmers are from the Gayonese ethnic group. A high percentage of farmers, typically from the most remote villages of the Takengon highlands, are widows who lost their husbands during periods of conflict in Aceh. These families are also in the process of rebuilding after an earthquake in 2013. A women’s origination was recently formed to address the needs of the community, which includes plans to build a health center in the community.
ORIGIN // Sumatra Takengon Ketiara
REGION // Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
VARIETAL // Bourbon, Catimor, and Typica
HARVEST // June - December
TASTE // Syrupy Body, Earthy, Plum
PROCESS // Giling Basah (wet-hulled), sundried
ALTITUDE // 1,200 - 1,600 m
CERTIFICATIONS // Fair Trade, USDA Organic