Sumatra Gayo Highlands Fairtrade Organic
From farmers around Takengon in the Gayo Highlands region in Aceh province (KBQB Cooperative)
Some of the best coffee in the world is grown on the steep wooded slopes of Central Aceh’s highland in Northern Sumatra. The tropical climate, fertile soils and high altitudes of this mountainous region provide the perfect conditions for Arabica coffee.
This is where Fairtrade coffee farmers of Koperasi Baitul Qiradh Baburrayyan (KBQB) founded their coffee business in 1995.
This place creates employment for community members of Takengon and has become one of the biggest coffee factories and a main buyer in the area.
The producers benefit from Fairtrade certification as it has allowed investment in local community development (such as providing a potable water system) and improvements in coffee quality, for instance through rehabilitating older farms.
Not only does the co-op adhere to the Fairtrade standards of economic fairness, democratic participation, and transparency. KBQB’s coffee is also produced in an environmentally sustainable way; all coffee is 100% organic.
Darker roasted, this is a very smooth, full bodied coffee with great character and depth of flavour. An excellent after dinner coffee.