Sumatra KSU Item Reje Gayo
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Region: Nangroe Aceh Saussalum
Farm: Various smallholder farmers
Variety: Abyssinia Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Tim Tim
Altitude: 1200–1600 meters above sea level
This coffee comes to us from the KSU Item Reje Gayo co-op in central Aceh, Indonesia. Reje Gayo accounts for a number of smallholder farmers who deliver cherry to the processing facility, as most of the producers have very little land, and also grow various other crops, including avocado, orange, guava, banana, and even cinnamon. Once farmers deliver their cherry to the mill, the coffee is wet-depulped and dried for an average of three days.
Reje Gayo's plans for the future include the distribution of organic fertilizers to its members, provision of coffee shade plants such as avocado, basic construction training, and the distribution of coffee seeds.
When we first tasted this coffee, we were impressed with how sweet and balanced it was. We noted soft flavors of honeydew melon, brown butter, and sweet herbal notes, coupled with a round, heavy body. This is a cup of coffee that is hard to put down. Every time we took a sip we wanted to take another one!
We roast and ship on Mondays and Thursdays. Orders placed Thursday through Sunday at midnight will roast and ship on Monday. Orders placed Monday through Wednesday at midnight will roast and ship on Thursday.