Certified Organic. Shade Grown - Fair Trade Certified. From the scenic highland slopes of the Gayo Mountains near Laut Tawar in the Takengon region of Northern Sumatra, comes the exotically aromatic Takengon Sumatra coffee. There are over 200 small coffee producers who contribute to this very important OCIA certified organic coffee production. The farmers and communities of this remote region face a number of environmental and socio-economic challenges, including soil erosion, deforestation, low and unstable incomes. The organization, production, technical assistance and higher prices for certified organic coffee help these remote farmers by being able to generate a better income for themselves and improve the economic basis in the commmunities.
The organic Sumatra Takengon semi-washed coffee is full bodied, slightly fruity, and clean with a sweet finish. This coffee is great as a varietal, blender and perfect for espresso. Sumatra Takengon Light Roast provides a bouquet of mango, papaya, orange zest and candied walnut with a hint of tobacco. Pillowy mouthfeel with juicy acidity, earthy aromatics and wood notes. Darker roast emphasizes earthiness, lower perceived acidity and chocolate dipped fruit with a sweet finish. Can be roasted as dark as French for a mellow, rich brew.