The Sumatra FTO Takengon KKGO coffee is produced on family-owned farms organized around the Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative (KKGO), located in the Takengon highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. This region of Indonesia is also referred to as the Gayo land because the coffee farmers are from the Gayonese ethnic group. A high percentage of farmers, typically from the most remote villages of the Takengon highlands, are widows who lost their husbands during periods of conflict in Aceh. These families are also in the process of rebuilding after an earthquake in 2013.
Region: Takengon Highlands, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Altitude: 1220-1530 meters
Varietal: Bourbon, Catimor, S-795, Typica
Farm/Co-op: Co-op, Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative (KKGO)
Milling Process: Natural (Dry process)
Drying Process: Patio, and Solar Drying Machine
Tasting Notes: Full-bodied with light acidity, and low sweetness. Earthy and syrupy, notes of bakers chocolate, and cedar.