Our Sumatran coffee comes from the northern region known as Mandheling.
Indonesia was the fourth largest producer of coffee worldwide in 2014. Sumatra is the second largest island of the Republic of Indonesia. This “Gayo Mountain” coffee is relatively rare, grows on the volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser, in the Aceh region of Sumatra, at 2,500-5,000 feet above sea level by the farm cooperative Koperasi Permata Gayo. In addition to the co-op’s focus on quality, Permata Gayo has actively promoted the preservation of Gayonese heritage by using some of the Fair Trade social premiums to fund a cultural school where children of producers learn traditional song and dance. Today, Permata Gayo Cooperative has 2053 members from 39 villages. As a result of their growth and improvements, the coop has been able to share more of the final price of coffee with their farmers. This year, they are experiencing climate change in a big way, which is expected to greatly affect the amount of coffee they are able to export.
This Medium Roast coffee has a vegetal aroma with citrus rind & parsley notes.