Sumatra and Java are Indonesia’s most unique coffee growing regions. Indonesian coffee has a rich history of natural disaster, poverty, and starvation of the local population and coffee farmers. Indonesia, specifically in Sumatra tend to use wet-huelled water processing technique which results in specific flavours that are commonly associated with coffees from this region.
Our Sumatra Speciality is grown by KOPERASI PERMATA GAYO in the Northern state of ACEH, SUMATRA. The cooperative is a primary level cooperative created in 2006 by small farming villages located in the lush Bener Merjah mountains area, gaining Faitrade and Organic accreditation in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Sumatra is famous for the distinctive taste profile its famed ‘Giling Basah’ provides to its Semi-Washed coffee. Our coffee is no different with its candided sweetness, herbal flavours, and suggestions of almond and forest fruits. The development of this unique processing method has contributed to a more complex cup of coffee with bold and memorable flavours.
Koperasi Permato Gayo has funded the development of various social and environmental projects started over the past decade, through the Fairtrade premium they receive for their coffee – this highlights the exceptional work that Fairtrade enables communities to do, and your direct effect by purchasing our speciality Sumatra.
The civil war in Indonesia has affected particular groups disproportionately and unfavourably, mostly women. Koperasi Permato Gayo has spearheaded the creation of women’s coffees for female headed households through gender equity programmes that help bridge the gap. Micro credit courses have also supported business investments outside their coffee income, providing a more economically stable and reliable source of income for coffee growing communities. Training programmes focussed on protecting the organic rich soil from farmers pollution and soil erosion are also key to Koperasi Permata Gayo’s sustainable longevity.
The cherries are handpicked, washed and dried, before being transported to the UK to be roasted, ground and packaged. After leaving our roastery, it then arrives at our storage depot within seven days, ready to be shipped immediately to customers.
|Ingredients:||100% arabica coffee|
|Expiration date, transport and storage:||Our coffee is packaged in foil bags with a seal to allow it to naturally ‘gas off’, enhancing the flavour and enabling it to stay fresh for up to 24 months. This product is ambient, and should be stored in a cool, dry environment away from direct light.|
|Quality management methods:||We utilise external auditors on the ground in countries of origin to ensure the quality of our products is always consistent with our standards and expectations. This applies for the production method (environmental standards, labour standards etc) and quality control.|
|Usage recommendations:||This product is suited for use with cafetieres, V60s, Moka Pots, AeroPressTM.|
|Declaration of allergens:||No known allergens in this product.|
|Case Size:||43cm x 15cm x 11cm|
|Unit Size:||22cm x 10.5cm x 7cm|
Bener Merjah, Sumatra, Indonesia.
|Sensory properties||A well-rounded coffee with hints of almond and forest fruits, finished with candied sweetness.|
|Variety||Ateng, Linie S (S795), Bourbon and Catimor|
|SCA ‘Cup’ Score||84|
|Cooperative Name||Koperasi Permato Gayo|
|Average Farm Size||2 hectares|
|Altitude||1000 – 1600 masl|