Origin Information

Grower
Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic Cooperative (KKGO)
Variety
Typica (Bergendal descendent)
Region
Takengon, Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia
Harvest
April - December
Altitude
1,200 – 1,400 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Wet hulled and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Sumatra Lokop Sabun Wet Hulled Typica Crown Jewel is produced on family owned farms organized around the Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative (KKGO), 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.  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.