Sumatra Plantation, Natural Grade 1, Permata Gayo Cooperative
Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia
Region: Gayo Mountain, Bener Meriah, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
Estate: Permata Gayo, (Branding Natural)
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: Natural (Dry Processed)
Special Feature: Natural and Australia Influence
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 the devastating tsunami in dawn back in 2004. With Cooperative vision; “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 Cooperative raised 3,089 members in 2013 and has grown since to past 5,000 members in 2016. One of the plantation, own by Mr. Sukardi’s, a successful grower, has been grown and managed with great meticulousness. The coffee cherries ripens slowly and develop to their full flavour. As a result the cherries are well red ripe and he had been suggested to sell them as natural process coffee bean in late 2015. Since then more and more growers started to emulate it. Starting 2016, Sumatra origin natural process coffee beans are available for the Australian Coffee Industry through Sumatra Coffee House.
Cup Profile: Medium Acidity, Medium Body, Guava, Citrus, Durian, Earthy, sweet, smooth and balanced.