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Rainforest Alliance 2016-10-13T12:07:52+00:00

Sumatra Plantation Semi-Washed Grade 1 Rain Forest Alliance, Permata Gayo Cooperative

  • Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Region: Gayo Mountain, Bener Meriah, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
  • Region: Gayo Mountain, Bener Meriah, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
  • Certification: Rainforest Alliance
  • Altitude: 1350m – 1600m
  • Variety: Catimor Jaluk, Gayo 1 (Arabusta TimTim), Gayo 2 (Bourbon)
  • Harvest Period: September – July
  • Classification: Grade 1 (11 or less defects)
  • Processing: Semi-Washed (Wet-Hulled)
  • Special Feature: From Farmer, By Farmer, For Gayo Region

Source / Processing / Story:
Established by 50 growers in Permata sub-district in Bener Meriah Regency in the year of 2006, Permata Gayo Cooperative is product of Aceh Region liberation from 40 years long conflict in Aceh province. In addition, Permata Gayo Cooperative is an act to re-build the region that was crushed by devastating tsunami in dawn back in 2004. With Cooperative vision of “work together for the welfare of our communities and to improve the lives of our members through the commercialization of the highest quality coffee”, the Cooperatives has 3,089 members in 2013 and has grown since to passed 5,000 members in 2016.
One of the few in Sumatra to carry such a prestigious certification, Rainforest Alliance Certified™, Permata Gayo Cooperative also known as one of the few producers with good governance that originating from Sumatra by the American coffee industry.

Since established, the cooperative has fund cultural school to conserve the Gayonese heritage, empowering Nursery and Shade tree in order to conserve the natural biodiversity in Gayo Highland, training program to finesse the grower ability in soil conservation and water disposal which ultimately minimize the risk of soil erosion in the area. The nursery and shade tree program has bolster the plantation area to imitate forest which create “natural habitation” for biodiversity, plants and animals. In the other hand the shade of the trees and the high growing altitude allows the coffee cherries to ripens slowly and develop to their full flavour.
Comprising more than 36 villages under their management, Australian market can rest assure of the consistency of their coffee because the cooperative manager has identified Suku Sara Tangke Village and Wonosari Village as the best origin complying with Sumatra Coffee House specification

Cup Profile: Medium Acidity, Strong Body, Cocoa, Tobacco, Earthy, sweet, smooth and balanced.