Sumatra Ketiara

Sumatra Ketiara

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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

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  • 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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