Name: Sumatra – Orang Utan Coffee Project – Grade 1
Region: Gayo Highlands, Central Aceh, Northern Sumatra
Process: Giling Basah (wet-hulled), sun-dried
Cupping Notes: Very well balanced, full bodied coffee. Clean with varied notes of plum and pecan. A smooth finish with no bitterness. Organically grown.
Orang Utan Coffee’s origin lies in the Gayo Highlands in Central Aceh, just north of the Equator. It is a rare and absolute delicacy in any form, whether served as drip coffee or espresso. The tropical rainforests provide the special climate that Sumatra requires for its unique Arabica coffee to thrive. This outstanding Arabica coffee primarily flourishes on the steep slopes of the crater, thanks to the foggy and misty conditions created by the adjoining rainforest. The rainforest, also being the habitat of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan has suffered advancing destruction, threatening both the existence of the orangutans and farmers alike. This is why the Orang Utan coffee plantations are owned by smallholders who recognize the importance of rainforests as the basis for their livelihoods. The Orang Utan Coffee growers cultivate their coffee farms according to the strict Orang Utan Coffee Project Guidelines, which follow the Indonesian National Standards for Organic Farming SNI and are essentially similar to Swiss organic farming standards.