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.
Smokey, Chocolate, Bold
Cupping Lab Notes:
Location: Mountains west of Lake Tawar, Aceh Sumatra
Altitude: 1,200-1,600 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Catimor, and Typica
Process: Giling Basah
Drying: Sun-dried on patios