Region: Aceh Province, North Sumatra
Varietal: Abyssinia, Ateng, Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Timtim
Farm: 350+ Ribang Gayo Musara Cooperative
Certification: Direct Trade
Altitude: 1500 - 1700 Meters
Cupping Notes: Vanilla, Key Lime, Lemonade, Tootsie Roll™
Description: This washed lot was a top scorer in our Sumatra cuppings from this season, so you’ll want to get you hands on it before it’s gone. It cups really sweet and juicy with notes of vanilla, key lime, lemonade, Tootsie Roll™.
Asman Arianto has been living and working in Aceh Tengah since 1998, after moving from South Sumatra. Many workers in the region are migrant who were forced out of Sinabung Berastagi, after a dormant volcano became continuously active. After moving to the area Asman knew he wanted to get involved in coffee, but it wasn’t until 2018 that he formed the Ribang Gayo Musara Cooperative. He formed this crop with the goal of offering competitive prices to farmers so that they could reinvest into their farms and improve life for their families.
Farmers are eligible for a number of benefits when working with Asman. These benefits include that competitive price that is paid to farmers for their cherries. Second is end-of-season premiums, which is essentially profit sharing after given after the high-quality lots sell at premiums to green buyers. Lastly, the cooperative offers it’s members training in everything from cultivation to processing.