The Koperasi Baitul Quiradh Baburrayyan co-op was established in 2002 by 600 farmers in the highland district of Northern Sumatra. The cooperative’s name is Arabic and loosely translated means “getting to heaven through the wealth of our children.”
KBQB’s production has been 100 percent organic since they received their Fair Trade certification in 2007. The Fair Trade premiums have allowed the farmers to invest in their community and funds have been utilized to construct new roads, purchase weeding equipment, and create a micro-finance bank.
Region: Central Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Altitude: 800—2,600 meters
Varietal: Ateng, Hibrido de Timor
Process: Wet-hulled, sun-dried
Tasting Notes: Full-bodied with mid-range acidity. Herbal and earthy flavors with notes of honey and melon.