FTO Sumatra- Ketiara Wet Hulled

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Cupping Notes-

dark chocolate, hint of cherry, and smooth pepper finish

Growing Altitude—1,300- 1,600 masl
Arabica Variety—Bourbon, Catimor, and Typica
Harvest Period—June-December
Milling Process—Wet-Hulled, Sun Dried

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Description

Indonesia

Approximately 15% of all the coffee grown in Indonesia is Arabica. Sumatra is the second largest island of the Republic of Indonesia. Sumatra Mandheling coffee is grown on the lofty volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near the port of Padang in the Balak region of west-central Sumatra.

Coffee trees were originally brought to Indonesia in the early 19th century by the Dutch, who sought to break the world-wide Arabic monopoly on the cultivation of coffee. Within a few years, Indonesian coffee dominated the world’s coffee market. Yet by the end of the century disease completely destroyed the crop. Coffee trees were successfully replanted and quickly gained a large share of the world market until the plantations were ravaged again during World WarII. “Mandailing”, spelled here correctly, is technically an ethnic group in Indonesia, not a region, as is Batak.

 

The Ketiara Cooperative

The Koperasi Pedagang Kopi Ketiara is a women-run cooperative that has over 890 grower-members who cultivate coffee on more than 830 hectares of land.
The Ketiara Cooperative was started in 2008 by Ibu Rahmah, the current chairwoman, who had operated and managed her family’s coffee business for 20 years-purchasing cherries, processing the green, and selling to local traders. The passionate commitment of the women managers to have all members working together in support of coffee production has enabled Ketiara to expand and become an important supplier to larger coffee traders in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra.
The cooperative members voted to become organic and Fairtrade certified in 2012, making a commitment to use these proceeds to create programs for health, education, and public infrastructure projects that will benefit all co-op members.

Additional information

Weight 5.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 12 in
Grind options

Whole Bean, Ground-French Press, Ground-Cone Filter, Ground-Flat Bottom Filter, Ground-Espresso

Pack Size

One Pound Bag, Half Pound Bag

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