Sumatra Organic Aceh Ketiara FTO


Starting at $8.00 / lb
As low as $6.75 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

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 coffee beans, and selling to local traders. The passionate 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 co-op members.

Cupping notes: Notes of bakers chocolate, cedar, vanilla and black pepper - roasted at full medium.

  • Location: Central Aceh, North Sumatra
  • Altitude: 3,937 - 4,921 Feet (1,200 - 1,500 Meters)
  • Varieties: Catimor, Bourbon, Typica and Caturra
  • Process: Wet Hulled
  • Drying: Sun Dried

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryIndonesia
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedYes
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWet Hulled
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,300
  • Brightness:6
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:3
  • Complexity:3
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:2
  • Spicy:light bean
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:-
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:heavy bean
  • RegionCentral Aceh, North Sumatra
  • VarietyCatimor, Bourbon, Typica, and Caturra
  • HarvestSeptember - May
  • DryingPatio and solar dried machine

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by on October 16, 2021

I really Like it very much!

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by on July 23, 2021

I was a little suprized to find 20 partial defects in my 1/2 lb sample bag. Seems like a lot but I guess its pretty normal for this origin and process type. I think ill try to find a better grade next time so I dont have to deal with all the sorting.

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by on May 7, 2021

This Sumatra has found a permanent place in our lineup of coffees we offer. Our medium roast offers a spicy, chocolatey and earthy cup, without citrus or fruity notes. Our customers also love that the beans are Fair Trade and Organic!

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by on March 20, 2021

Thanks goes out to the Corral for providing the great selection of beans. I roast this till it's dark/oily. If you were looking to critique this coffee, your wasting your time, is the word perfect to strong?.

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by on September 6, 2020

I like this coffee a lot! I was stuck on another great bean from Coffee Bean Corral, the Ethiopian Yirgachaffe, when a friend suggested I try the Sumatran organic FTO. I roast it to the end of the second crack and it yields an earthy tone with a hint of chocolate and spices. I’m on my second 5 pound bag and I’m undecided if I’ll go back to the Ethiopian bean or not, which says something about this particular Sumatran bean!

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by on July 1, 2020

Love it! Love the flavor! I use to love roasted Sumatra beans off the gocery shelf but this takes the cake! i now roast my own beans and can never look at old coffee beans off the shelf the same. AND this coffee is organic!

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by on April 23, 2020

Just recently started roasting my own coffee. I'm loving the Sumatra coffees the best. Also your customer service is awesome.

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by on June 16, 2019

Very easy coffee to work with. I run it just past the second crack to yield a bold flavor with light notes of earth, a touch of tobacco and beautiful spicy herbal finish. The only downfall to this coffee is the price. My brother doesn't bother using the name any more he calls it "The Good Stuff"

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by on March 12, 2019

This coffee is the best Indonesian I have found so far. It yields a sweet, Chocolaty, Caramel flavor with minimal smoke or char flavors. Only downfall is the price.

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by on October 29, 2018

Very good coffee. I made it darker than normal. It produced strong aroma. It is more like a treat with rich flavor. Might be too much for a breakfast with omelet :-)

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by on August 27, 2018

Found the perfect double roast cycle for these delicious beans. I love it when a non home roaster tastes this coffee who thought Starbucks was the bomb. Coffee Bean Corral is by far the best green bean purveyor from which I've ordered. They have the widest selection of green beans.

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by on May 1, 2018

Amazing coffee. An absolutely awesome co-op to support. As for cupping, I feel a hint of nuts, some herbs like thyme or sage. There's a spark of citrus and an overall earthy taste. We really enjoy it as do our customers.

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