Region: Takengon Highland in Central Aceh
Elevation: 1200-1500 meters
Varietal: Catimor, Bourbon, Typica
Flavor Profile: Dark chocolate, spice, papaya, blackberry
Roast: Full Medium
Carefully tended and shade-grown by local Sumatran farmers, Gayo Mountain coffee is grown on the hillsides surrounding the towns of Takegon and Lake Tawar, at the northern tip of Sumatra. The farmers and surrounding community benefit directly from this coffee’s production, with revenues used to develop the community and empower the people with educational needs.
In spite of its relatively young age, Ketiara quickly has established itself as one the most-respected Fair Trade cooperatives in the Gayo Highlands of Sumatra due to the excellent quality of its coffees and a focus on innovation and continuous improvement. The group’s leader, Rahmah, is a force in the local coffee industry in spite of being a woman in the traditional, male-dominated Gayonese society. Her vision and tenacity have served as the foundation for Ketiara’s success.
In contrast to the classic Sumatra flavor profile of earth, cedar, and bell pepper, this coffee from Ketiara features notes of cherry, pineapple, lively acidity and a creamy body.