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Sumatra Queen Ketiara Fair Trade Organic
Sumatra Queen Ketiara Fair Trade Organic

Sumatra Queen Ketiara Fair Trade Organic

Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Pipe Tobacco

$18.00
(12oz)
Sumatra Queen Ketiara Fair Trade Organic

Sumatra Queen Ketiara Fair Trade Organic $18.00

12oz
  • 12oz
  • 2lb
Whole Bean
  • Whole Bean
  • Coarse (French Press)
  • Regular (Drip/Pour Over)
  • Fine
  • Espresso

Origin

Producer: Koperasi Ketiara

Takengon, Aceh Province, Sumatra

Roast Level

Light Med Lt Med Med Drk Dark
+ +

Tastes Like

Flavors of vanilla, milk chocolate, fresh pipe tobacco, and hints of clove and tangerine.

Nutty, Herbal, Chocolatey

Altitude

4,000 - 5,000 ft

Variety

Bergandal, Catimor, Caturra, Jember, Sidikalang and Tim Tim

Processing

Wet hulled

The Story

Equator has been purchasing coffee from cooperatives in the Gayo Highlands for more years than we can count. We used to sell the coffee under the name Gayo Mountain, which allowed us to work with any cooperative in the region. Since 2015 Equator solidified a purchasing relationship with Ketiara, a cooperative that produces great tasting coffee that transcends the stereotypical earthy character Sumatra coffees are known for. Ketiara maintains a flavor profile of us that is clean and balanced, with flavors of aromatic wood, dark fruit, spices and fresh tobacco. In celebration of the cooperative’s ability to provide consistent cup character, we have renamed our Fair Trade and Organic certified Sumatra, Queen Ketiara.
In addition to producing great coffee, one of the reasons we were initially attracted to Ketiara, is the fact that it is led by a charismatic woman named Rahmah. After working in coffee for many years, she helped found Ketiara in 2009 with just 38 members and currently serves as the co-op’s chairperson. In the years since it was established, the co-op membership has expanded to nearly 2,000 smallholder farmers, over 50% of them being women. The coffee Equator purchases is exclusively from the women members of the co-op; they refer to this special selection as Queen Ketiara. We pay an additional premium for the "Queen" designation, with proceeds going to programs that benefit women.

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