Origin Information

Grower
Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic Cooperative (KKGO)
Variety
Bourbon, Catimor
Region
Lukup sabun, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Harvest
October – November
Altitude
1,300 – 1500 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Wet hulled and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Sumatra Jade Dragon Mandheling Grade 1 GrainPro is produced on family owned farms organized around the koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative (KKGO), located in lukup sabun within Aceh on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.  This region of Indonesia is also referred to as the Gayo land because the coffee farmers are from the Gayonese ethnic group.  KKGO cooperative currently has 1,529 members with farms that average 1 to 5 acres in size. A high percentage of farmers, typically from the most remote villages of the Takengon highlands, are widows who lost their husbands during periods of conflict in Aceh.  These families are also in the process of rebuilding after an earthquake in 2013.