Sumatra Indonesia Permata Gayo
Sumatra is one of the most famous coffee producing islands in Indonesia and produces many specialty coffees. The Gayo coffee itself is one of the most consumed coffees from the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Its strong aroma and mild bitterness make a wonderful cup of coffee. It has an array of earthy spices that mix agreeably with a syrupy body and notes of dark chocolate, caramels and black tea. Many call the Gayo one of the best, if not the best, coffees from Indonesia.
This special coffee is cultivated and produced by the Permata Gayo, a community coop located in the Gayo region of western Sumatra. The organic coop was founded in 2006 by 50 farmers spread across five villages and has since expanded to include over 1800 members. It is organic certified (USDA/NOP, EU, and JAS), Rainforest Alliance Certified and Fair Trade Certified. The area endured heavy economic loss and suffering during the Aceh Conflict between 1976 and 2005, and coffee has been one of main sources of income and recovery for inhabitants of the area. It is democratic for its members and has become a strong component of community building in the region.
The coop reinvests organic premiums into infrastructure projects that include road work and nature disaster relief, community investments that span arts, local sports teams and community events, environmental investments such as water, soil and biodiversity conservation, and coffee quality and trainings that teach cupping, certification education, and productivity trainings.
REGION: Gayo Sumatra
ALTITUDE: 1,200 - 1,600 m
VARIEITIES: Catimor, Bourbon, S Lini, TimTim, P 88, Ateng
PROCESSING: Wet hulled, sun dried
Q-GRADE: 86 Points
CUP: Mild acidity, medium - heavy body
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic, Fair Trade
FLAVOR: Earthy, sweet plums, dry fruits
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