This fair trade organic coffee is from Permata Gayo Cooperative which was founded in 2006 by a group of 50 farmers in the Bener Meriah district in the Aceh region. Today, Permata Gayo has 2122 members. It is proud to be Rainforest Alliance certified and offers training programs and food security projects for farmer members.
Processing in Sumatra is unique, in that farmers use the process called wet-hulling. As soon as the ripe cherries are harvested, they are depulped and stored in a tank for dry fermentation overnight. The next morning, coffees are washed, quick dried and brought to a hulling station to be hulled before being dried to 12% moist content.
Flavor Notes: sandalwood, raisin, roasted almond