Sumatran coffees are prized for their distinct flavor profile. No other coffee origin features the big body and herbal earthy flavors that Sumatran coffees offer. This coffee from the women-run Ketiara co-op.
The Ketiara co-op is located in the Aceh province at the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. The co-op has nearly 2000 members, majority women, cultivating coffee on small farms (averaging less than 2 hectare each) in the Gayo Highlands near the town of Takengon. Ibu Rahmah, the current chairwoman, started the co-op in 2008, and it remains a women-run organization to this day.
Ketiara has notes of cocoa and hazelnut with hints of herbs and toasted grains. There is also a hint of dried red fruit in the background. The cup has very low acidity with lots of body and a long mellow aftertaste.
Roast Level | Medium
We Taste | Hazelnut, Cocoa & Spice
Whole Bean Only!
Region | Gayo Highlands near the town of Takengon, Aceh region, island of Sumatra
Co-op | Ketiara
- Elevation | 1200 - 1500 M
- Variety | Bourbon, Typica, Catimor, Caturra
- Process | Wet Hulled
- Certification | Fair Tade, Organic
- Availability | Seasonal
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