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Sumatra

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Sumatra

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Sumatra is one of the great romance coffees of the world. This coffee offers a rich, dark, satisfying flavor.

Persatuan Petani Kopi Gayo Organik, Indonesia

The value added from Fair Trade is not just about money, it is about protecting the ecosystem and our community. We are able to invest in infrastructure to improve our well-being. Thanks to Fair Trade, one of my children is now in medical school and the other is in midwifery school. — Mohammed Salim

The Gayo Organic Coffee Farmers Association (PPKGO) is an organic Fair Trade coffee cooperative located in the Gayo Highlands of the Aceh province of Sumatra, Indonesia. Cooperative members are small-scale coffee farmers dedicated to producing 100% certified organic, shade-grown coffee. In a region known for political conflict, the co-op has continued to produce, process, and export high-quality Sumatran coffee. It has maintained relative peace and unity among an ethnically diverse membership comprised of Gayo, Javanese, Acehnese, Padang, and Batak peoples. Twenty percent of PPKGO 2019s members are women.

PPKGO lies in an environmentally sensitive region the buffer zone to Gunung Leuser National Park, which contains critical watershed areas and sanctuaries for endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger. The co-op has been Fair Trade certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) since 2000, and Fair Trade price incentives and technical support provided by the cooperative have encouraged sustainable agriculture and resource conservation.

The Fair Trade price has enabled Persatuan Petani Kopi Gayo Organik to establish various social and productive programs.

Productive Investment Community nurseries provide improved and grafted coffee and shade tree seedlings. Farmers receive training in growing additional crops such as vanilla, potatoes, and bananas for the market. The co-op has made improvements to the water supply, local roads, mosques, and schools. PPKGO has constructed two cupping labs and 16 satellite wet mills in producing communities. PPKGO offers its members training in coffee cupping and organic certification requirements.

  • Environment. PPKGO mobilized relief efforts to assist people affected by the earthquake-tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in December 2004.
  • Credit Program. Co-op members now use a credit union that extends small loans to members and their families, alleviating dependence on outside financing.
  • Health. PPKGO provides medical training to village nurses and distributes milkfor babies.
  • ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION FLO Id: 887
  • Year Established: 1997
  • Number of Members: 1,970
  • Estimated Annual Production: 112 Containers
  • ABOUT THE COFFEE Varieties: Bergendal, Catimor, Caturra, Sidikalang, and Typica
  • Elevation: 1,300 Meters
  • Harvest Season: Oct – Jun
  • Export Season: Nov – Sep
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Sumatra is one of the great romance coffees of the world. This coffee offers a rich, dark, satisfying flavor.

Persatuan Petani Kopi Gayo Organik, Indonesia

The value added from Fair Trade is not just about money, it is about protecting the ecosystem and our community. We are able to invest in infrastructure to improve our well-being. Thanks to Fair Trade, one of my children is now in medical school and the other is in midwifery school. — Mohammed Salim

The Gayo Organic Coffee Farmers Association (PPKGO) is an organic Fair Trade coffee cooperative located in the Gayo Highlands of the Aceh province of Sumatra, Indonesia. Cooperative members are small-scale coffee farmers dedicated to producing 100% certified organic, shade-grown coffee. In a region known for political conflict, the co-op has continued to produce, process, and export high-quality Sumatran coffee. It has maintained relative peace and unity among an ethnically diverse membership comprised of Gayo, Javanese, Acehnese, Padang, and Batak peoples. Twenty percent of PPKGO 2019s members are women.

PPKGO lies in an environmentally sensitive region the buffer zone to Gunung Leuser National Park, which contains critical watershed areas and sanctuaries for endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger. The co-op has been Fair Trade certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) since 2000, and Fair Trade price incentives and technical support provided by the cooperative have encouraged sustainable agriculture and resource conservation.

The Fair Trade price has enabled Persatuan Petani Kopi Gayo Organik to establish various social and productive programs.

Productive Investment Community nurseries provide improved and grafted coffee and shade tree seedlings. Farmers receive training in growing additional crops such as vanilla, potatoes, and bananas for the market. The co-op has made improvements to the water supply, local roads, mosques, and schools. PPKGO has constructed two cupping labs and 16 satellite wet mills in producing communities. PPKGO offers its members training in coffee cupping and organic certification requirements.

  • Environment. PPKGO mobilized relief efforts to assist people affected by the earthquake-tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in December 2004.
  • Credit Program. Co-op members now use a credit union that extends small loans to members and their families, alleviating dependence on outside financing.
  • Health. PPKGO provides medical training to village nurses and distributes milkfor babies.
  • ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION FLO Id: 887
  • Year Established: 1997
  • Number of Members: 1,970
  • Estimated Annual Production: 112 Containers
  • ABOUT THE COFFEE Varieties: Bergendal, Catimor, Caturra, Sidikalang, and Typica
  • Elevation: 1,300 Meters
  • Harvest Season: Oct – Jun
  • Export Season: Nov – Sep