Sumatran coffee the 180-degree opposite of Central Americans. The "wet hulled method" of processing in the typical method used in the region and elicits entirely different results. Rather than of being known for their notes, Sumatran coffees are typically characterized by their full bodies and low acidity. Their aromas and flavors tend to be earthy, and spicy, Sumatran coffee is truly special.
If it's the tastes notes of delicate florals and exotic fruits so common in South America or East Africa that you are after than Sumatra is not for you. Sumatra has a unique taste that lingers and a profile of chocolatey and earthy flavors.
Location: Aceh Ketiara
Altitude:1200 to 1600 meters
Process: Wet Hulled
Drying:Patio and solar dried machine
The Koperasi Pedagang Kopi Ketiara is a women-run cooperative that has over 890 grower-members. The Ketiara Cooperative was started in 2008 by Ibu Rahmah, the current chairwoman, who had operated and managed her family’s coffee business for 20 years-purchasing cherries, processing the green, and selling to local traders. The passion and commitment of the women managers to have all members working together in support of coffee production has enabled Ketiara to expand and become an important supplier to larger coffee traders in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra. The cooperative members voted to become Organic and Fair Trade certified in 2012, making a commitment to use these proceeds to create programs for health, education, and public infrastructure projects that will benefit all coop members.
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