"The other great coffee that day was from Sumatra, the FTO Takengon Ratu Ketiara Women's cooperative. This coop is another perennial favorite among our customers and traders. It provides classic Sumatra character with heavy body, bittersweet dark roasted cocoa nibs, 7 grain cereal, and complex herbal notes. For those who appreciate a darker roast, or like a little cream in their coffee, a clean but heavy-bodied Sumatra like this one is the best."
- Jeri Idso
Senior Trader, Sales Team Leader
SUMATRA FTO RATU KETIARA WOMEN'S COOPERATIVE MANDHELING GRADE 1 is produced on family owned farms organized around the Ratu Ketiara Gayo cooperative (RKG), located in the Takengon highlands of the Aceh province 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. The RKG cooperative was established in 2017 by a group of young women focused on creating gender equity and investing in young coffee producers. The female leadership is mentored by Rahmah (chairperson of PT Ketiara umbrella cooperative) who works tirelessly with a number of cooperatives in the region to overcome the inequity of a male dominated coffee industry in Indonesia.