HEAVY BODY, BITTERSWEET DARK CHOCOLATE, HERBAL, CLEAN-Medium/dark
Grower: Ratu Ketiara Gayo Cooperative
Variety: Bourbon, Catimor, Typica
Region: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Altitude: 1200-1600 meters
Soil: Volcanic Loam
Process: Wet hulled, dried in the sun
Fair Trade, Organic
SUMATRA FTO RATU KETIARA WOMEN'S COOPERATIVE MANDHELING GRADE 1 is produced on family owned farms organized around the Ratu Ketiara Gayo cooperative (RKG), 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.
The RKG cooperative was established in 2017 by a group of young women focused on creating gender equity and investing in young coffee producers. The female leadership is mentored by Rahmah (chairperson of PT Ketiara umbrella cooperative) who works tirelessly with a number of cooperatives in the region to overcome the inequity of a male dominated coffee industry in Indonesia.