Roast level: French
Produced by: Smallholder farmers of cooperative Item Reje Gayo
Region: Nangroe Aceh Daussalum
Process: Wet-hulled, or giling basah, due to extreme humidity in Indonesia, syrupy, rich, powerful flavor and full-body can be attributed largely to wet hulling process and a distinguishing characteristic of Indonesian coffee
Altitude: 1200–1600 meters above sea level (masl)
Common Sumatran varieties: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Tim Tim
Tasting notes: Bold, herbaceous and earthy with notes of plum, dark chocolate and sweet pepper
Smallholder farmers in cooperative Item Reje Gayo make efficient use of their land to grow not only coffee, but also crops such as avocado, orange, guava, banana, and cinnamon. The co-op is a proud partner of the Women Producer program, which ensures premium prices for coffee produced by the almost 300 women producers in the program. Reje Gayo looks to the future with hopes to distribute organic fertilizers, as well as coffee seeds. The coffee they produce reflects the qualities that distinguish Indonesian coffee from the rest of the world–earthy, bold and full bodied, with notes of vegetal pepper, plum and dark chocolate.