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Umang Isaq village, Gayo Highlands, Sumatra - INDONESIA
Caramel, Apple, Dark Chocolate
Nutty sweetness and earthy richness, full body with notes of chocolate, hazelnut and caramel.
fully washed and sun dried
Tim-Tim and Ateng
27 farmers from Umang Isaq village
19grams - ROASTED FOR BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
About this coffee
The Orang Utan Project is committed to the sustainable cultivation of coffee in the rainforest without exploiting it. The rainforest has shrunk significantly in recent years; flora, fauna and our climate are massively threatened, making this coffee project crucial in this current day and age.
We roasted this excellent Orang Utan coffee from Sumatra with nutty flavours and a strong body as an espresso, which stands out for its mild acidity. This coffee is very special to us because, with every bag you buy, you support this deserving project:
Orangutan coffee comes from the Gayo Highlands, in Central Aceh, just north of the equator. This coffee is as rare as it is delicate in its taste profile and tastes great both as a filter and as an espresso. The diversity of the rainforest offers a special climate, which Sumatra needs for its unique Arabica coffees. The outstanding Arabica trees thrive mainly on the steep slopes of the crater where the growing conditions are optimal.
The rainforest is the habitat of many endangered species - including the Sumatran orangutan. The progressive destruction of tropical rainforests threatens its existence - but also that of the farmers. It is therefore vital that small farmers recognise and protect the rainforest for their livelihood.
The Orang Utan Coffee Growers manage their coffee farms according to strict Orang Utan Guidelines, which are a combination of the Indonesian national standards for organic farming SNI and are essentially similar to the Swiss standards for organic farming.
The Orang Utan Coffee Project aims at a holistic and sustainable approach, focusing on social responsibility and the protection of tropical rainforests with their unique biodiversity and their important role in global climate protection. This project brings together micro farmers who have owned one or two hectares for several generations. The basic rules under which the orangutan farmers operate are:
- they do not use agricultural chemicals such as artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. - agree not to clear the tropical rainforest to expand their farmland. - agree not to hunt, catch or trade-in protected animal or plant species.
Coffee has been cultivated in Indonesia since the 16th century. It is said that the first coffee plants were a gift from the Dutch governor of Malabar in India to the governor of Jakarta. But the ship sank in a flood off Jakarta in 1696. The governor was sent a second shipment, which (apparently) arrived in 1699.
A characteristic of Indonesian coffees is their very different taste. The growing conditions are also very difficult, so many Robusta varieties are grown here, as they are more resistant than Arabica coffee plants. A widespread method of preparation is semi-washed, which has the final result of a cup with a strong body and little acidity.
For their commitment and conviction, they receive a premium, and by selling this coffee we support the orangutan protection programme. In this way, not only the people of the region but also the animals have a protected habitat.
We would be delighted if you would support this great project by buying this coffee, and we know that you’ll be delighted with the final cup!