Indonesian and Island Coffees

Sumatra Permata Gayo
Country: Sumatra, Indonesia
Region: Gayo, Aceh
Altitude: 5,800-6,600 feet
Varietal: Mandheling Typica, Bourbon, Catimor, Timon hybrid Process: Wet-hulled
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: The Permata Gayo cooperative was formed in 2006 by 50 coffee farmers throughout the Aceh region of Sumatra. The purpose was to focus on organic farming, which would not only benefit the well-being of their communities, but also raise valuable premiums to rebuild areas damaged by civil war and natural disasters. In 2007, the cooperative earned organic certification from the USDA and in 2008 became Fairtrade certified. Today, Permata Gayo has over 2,500 members and uses Fair Trade premiums to purchase agricultural tools and invest in soil conservation. Learn more…