Sumatra, FTO

$8.00/227g

*Limited Quantities Available*

Single Origin Roasted Sumatra Coffee

The Cup

Full bodied texture with notes of wet earth, grass, and chocolate.
Acidity: Low / Body: Heavy

The Bean

Region: Mountains of Aceh Tengah (Central Aceh), “Gayo Mountain” coffee
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
FLO ID#: 6589
Processing Method: Natural
Varietals: 40% Catimor, 30% Bourbon, 30% Other
Elevation: 1,100-1,550m

*Please note that these are freshly roasted coffee beans.
*100% certified, arabica coffee beans.
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Description

The Coop

Rising abruptly from the coastal plains of Sumatra’s northern-most province, the mountains of Aceh Tengah (Central Aceh) are the historical home to the Gayonese people. The ideal growing conditions of this region have supported the long history and unique quality reputation of “Gayo Mountain” coffee.

Years of civil war plagued this region, causing many farmers to abandon their land and flee to the neighboring city of Medan. However, after a powerful tsunami hit the coastal region of northern Sumatra in 2014, the most devastating of its kind in modern times, peace accords were signed, ending a generation of violence and allowing many to return to their land.

Permata Gayo Cooperative was founded in 2006, when 50 farmers from 5 villages of the Bener Meriah district of the Aceh Province came together to discuss how to rebuild their abandoned coffee farms. They were successful in increasing their membership and achieved organic certification in 2007 and fair trade certification from FLO-Cert in 2009. They have brought the full process of coffee production from farmer to final export under one roof, thus improving quality, and guaranteeing more traceability from Aceh to roaster. As a result of their growth and improvements, the coop has been able to share more of the final price of coffee with their farmers.

Most coffee packaging comes with a major environmental footprint. Plastic + foil-lined bags (used extensively in specialty coffee & tea) cannot be recycled and last for thousands of years in landfills ...

Merchants of Green Coffee has a strict ‘no plastic policy’ and we have been selling our coffees in what we like to call “premium brown bags” for over 25 years. (And we operate almost 100% plastic-free ... packaging always being an area for improvement)

Our "premium brown bags" are composed of 100% natural materials: post-consumer kraft paper, PLA (corn-based) lining, and a tin-tie. To recycle: Remove the tin-tie and recycle the bag.

A label/seal is required to ensure our coffees are fresh, traceable, and free from tampering. Our standard Merchants’ label/seal is composed of paper and adhesive, and can be recycled along with the bag.

Additional information

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Choose Your Amount:

227g, 454g

Whole Bean or Ground?

Whole Bean, Very Coarse (Frenchpress), Medium (Metal filter), Fine (Paper filter), Very Fine, Very Very Fine (Espresso), Finest (Turkish)

Choose Your Roast Degree:

Medium