Sumatra KKGO, Full City+ Roast, Fair Trade-Organic
Cupping notes: Dark Plum/Tobacco/Pomegranate
Grower: Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organik (KKGO) cooperative
Variety: Ateng, Timtim
Region: Gayo Highlands, Aceh
Altitude: 800 – 1700 meters
Process: Wet hulled and dried in the sun
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organik (KKGO) was formed in 2006 through a partnership with PT. Ihtiyeri Keti Ara (IKA). The 1,435+ coffee-producing members live and farm in four districts in Aceh: Sabun, Atu Lintang, Jagong, and Bergendal. It’s no coincidence that these districts are well known for producing some of the highest quality coffee in Aceh, already renown for high quality coffee.
KKGO members deliver cherry and parchment to IKA’s washing station in Jagong. Coffee is later processed at IKA’s warehouse in Takengon and then transported to Medan for export. In addition to coffee, KKGO members frequently intercrop lamtoro, orange and tamarillo trees, which provide shade and food for selling or consuming.