Dark Roasted Sumatra FTO Woman Producers 12oz.

Dark Roasted Sumatra FTO Woman Producers 12oz.

14.00

The same great Sumatra as our medium, roasted dark to bring out more sweetness and lower acid.

 

Flavor Notes:

"Earthy with dark fruit and root vegtable notes. Sweet with a medium body and lower acid."

Score: 87

Country: Sumatra

An A-MAY-zing addition to our coffee line up! Celebrating hard working ladies everywhere this coffee is produced with an emphasis on the women producers in the area! This farm is part of a much larger effort to educate and empower women in their efforts as coffee producers! Check out the additional information section to learn more!!

Region: Bandar, Bener Meriah, Aceh

Farm: 282 Women Producers

Variety: Various Catimor Types

Altitude: 1200-1600 masl

Processing: Fully Washed

Program: Women Coffee Producers

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This offering is a part of our Women Coffee Producer Program in which a premium, above the value of the coffee itself, is paid directly to an association of producers that are predominately women. 

There are a total of 282 producers that contributed coffee to this specific lot, all of whom are women. These women either own, or manage a farm of an average area of 1.5 hectares. The Item Reje Gayo cooperative works with this group of women producers, helping to educate in terms of production practices, and overseeing the application of a premium that was included in the purchase of this coffee. The use of the premium was decided by majority vote taken among all women members at a village meeting. This year’s premium will be put towards purchasing new farm tools: shovels, hoes, saws, and shears — for all members. As for the future, Reje Gayo believes this program will continue to grow and promote the ability of women producers through education and an organized support system.

The Item Reje Gayo Co-op is located in the village of Makmur Sentosa within the sub-district Badar, which is located in the district of Bener Meriah, North Sumatra. The co-op gets its name from the ancestoral community heritage which inhabits the areas surrounding the coffee farms. The co-op is comprised of 827 farmers (2015), 155 of which are women farmers and 672 are men. The total farming area, owned by the co-op, is 740 hectares producing 18 containers of Arabica coffee and 6 containers of Robusta coffee annually. The co-op is collaborating with PT. Ujang Jaya International, a neighboring co-op, on knowledge to improve farming techniques and coffee quality. The co-op is Organic and Fair Trade certified as well as Rain Forest Alliance and C.A.F.E practices certified.