Sumatra Gayo is known for its rich aroma, reminiscent of spices, herbs, and fresh figs.
The Aceh province is placed on the northernmost tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. In Aceh the origin protected region of Gayo lies, meaning that Gayo coffee can only come from this specific region. Given the close proximity to the ecuator and the tropical climate, the harvest season in Sumatra is almost throughout the year, meaning we can get fresh coffee all year around.
Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest coffee producer, and coffee has been grown there since the dutch introduced it in the 17th century. Sumatra has over 40 000 small holders growing coffee on an average of 2 hectars of farm, and usually they form co-operatives. The most common varieties in Aceh are Tim-Tim, Catimor, Bourbon and Typica. But what really makes Gayo coffee stand out is the Giling Basah process. The process was introduced in Sumatra during the 70’s and 80’s, and is a wet hulled process, unlike most other processes in the world. We source our Gayo coffee from mainly two co-operatives; the Sarah Ate and the Arisarina co-op.
250g - Whole bean