Region- Central Aceh Province, Sumatra
Locality- Bener Meriah
Cooperative- Koperasi Gayo Linge Organic Coffee Cooperative (GLOC)
Varietal- Catimor, Bourbon, Timtim and others
Process- Wet Hulled, sun dried
Syrupy body and low acidity with chocolate, black cherry and subtle earthy flavors. This coffee is grown by members of the Gayo Linge Organic Coffee Cooperative in the highlands of the Aceh Province in Northern Sumatra. Gayo Linge is a relatively new cooperative that was formed in August of 2008. This year, the Cooperative was comprised of 2274 members that each typically cultivate several acre farms throughout 30 villages. All of their coffee is shade grown and is produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers. Companion planting with vegetables, fruit and palm sugar is the norm. Once picked, the seeds are Wet Hulled during their preparation and are then sun-dried and carefully hand picked before export. Wet Hulled process coffee is slightly cleaner than its natural process cousin, as it involves a soaking stage in water prior to being stripped of its hull. The coffee retains an exotic Indonesian character. Because of its wonderfully syrupy body, this coffee is a great choice for those who enjoy their coffee with milk or cream even at our light roast treatment.
Our Organic coffees are certified organic at origin by the National Organic Program (NOP). The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certifies our Roastery to process 100% Certified Organic coffee through Baystate Organic Certifiers (Winchendon, MA). We strongly support organic agriculture and farming without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers.