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Sumatra Organic Aceh Ketiara FTO


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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 Fairtrade 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.

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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
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:-
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:-
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionCentral Aceh, North Sumatra
  • VarietyCatimor, Bourbon, Typica, and Caturra
  • HarvestSeptember - May
  • DryingSun dried

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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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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 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 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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