Region: Sumatra- Aceh
Farm: Ketiara Adsenia
Soil: Volcanic Soil
Production Method: Wet-hulled, triple hand picked
Product Notes: Ketiara is a women-run cooperative that has over 890 grower-members. The Ketiara Cooperative was started in 2008 by Ibu Rahmah, the current chairwoman, who had operated and managed her family’s coffee business for 20 years-purchasing cherries, processing the green, and selling to local traders. Many of these producers are women who unfortunately lost their husbands in the 2003 civil war. They have persevered in a male-dominated culture and industry to produce this bold cupping coffee. Many of the growers also produce orange, chili, avocado, banana, ginger, lemongrass, and honey. The cooperative members voted to become organic and Fairtrade certified in 2012, making a commitment to use these proceeds to create programs for health, education, and public infrastructure projects that will benefit all co-op members.