Grower Certified Organic Fair Trade Sumatran Gayoland 1lb bag
This coffee, from the Ketiara Cooperative, comes to us from just outside the city of Takengon in the surrounding highlands. The organization represents around 2000 members, the majority women, many of whom are survivors of regional conflict and/or earthquakes. Aside from coffee milling and processing, the cooperative offers farmers financial assistance through a credit union and uses fair trade premiums to reinvest in schools, hospitals, and farming equipment for their members.
The growing region, sometimes referred to as Gayo or Gayoland (after the local ethnic majority, the Gayonese) is well known for its coffee production. ‘Adsenia’ is a fairly new naming convention for Ketiara, and denotes that the coffee comes from a group of about 500 women farmers. All lots marked Adsenia are compiled lots of organic certified coffees that also distinguished themselves by being scored highly by Ketiara’s in-house cupping team.