This organic and fair trade coffee is a true classic and is one of the few coffees in the world that is known for the name of the people who are mainly responsible for growing and processing it rather than the name its region of origin.
The Koperasi Pedagang Kopi Ketiara is a women-run cooperative that has over 890 grower-members. The Ketiara Cooperative was started in 2008 by Ibu Rahmah, the current chairwoman, who had operated and managed her family’s coffee business for 20 years-purchasing cherries, processing the green, and selling to local traders.
The passionate commitment of the women managers to have all members working together in support of coffee production has enabled Ketiara to expand and become an important supplier to larger coffee traders in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra. The cooperative members voted to become organic and Fairtrade certified in 2012, making a commitment to use these proceeds to create programs for health, education, and public infrastructure projects that will benefit all co-op members
This Organic coffee is grown on island in Indonesia named Sumatra and gets it name from the Mandailing people who live in the north of the Island of Sumatra. It is known as much for its smooth, full bod as its rich, complex taste.
This Organic Sumatra coffee is frequently described with notes of bakers chocolate with a hint of cedar and pine. Sumatra coffee grows between 2,500 and 5,000 feet above sea level. The coffee is often roasted to a Dark or Medium-Dark Roast in order to bring out its sweet taste and earthy qualities.
This coffee also goes well with cold brewed specialty coffee drinks (i.e.espresso drinks), and you can use milk or cream without losing much flavor.
Location: Central Aceh, North Sumatra
Altitude 3,937 – 4,921 Feet (1,200 – 1,500 Meters)
Varieties Catimor, Bourbon, Typica and Caturra
Process Wet Hulled
Drying Sun Dried