Orang Utan - Sumatra Classic Espresso
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About the coffee
The Orang Utan Project is committed to the sustainable cultivation of coffee in the rainforest without exploiting it. As the rainforest has shrunk considerably in recent years, the flora and fauna as well as our climate are under massive threat and so this project coffee is particularly important to us.
The Orang Utan 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 flavour profile and tastes great both as a filter or as an espresso. The diversity of the rainforest provides a special climate that 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 due to the adjacent rainforest.
The rainforest is the habitat of many endangered species, including the Sumatran orangutang. The ongoing destruction of tropical rainforests threatens its existence - but also that of the farmers. It is therefore important that smallholders recognise and protect the importance of the rainforest for their livelihoods.
The Orang Utan Coffee Growers manage their coffee farms according to the strict Orang Utan guidelines, which are a combination of the Indonesian National Standards for Organic Agriculture SNI and are essentially similar to the Swiss standards for organic farming.
About the farm
The Orang Utan Coffee Project aims at a holistic, sustainable approach focusing on social responsibility and the protection of tropical rainforests with their unique biodiversity and their important role in global climate change mitigation: This project brings together only micro farmers who have owned one or two hectares for several generations. The following are the basic rules under which the Orang Utan farmers operate:
- they do not use agricultural chemicals such as artificial fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides.
- they agree not to clear tropical rainforests to expand their farmland.
- they agree not to hunt, capture or trade protected animal or plant species.
For more information, visit the project's Website.
Indonesia as a cultivation area
Coffee has been grown in Indonesia since the 16th century. Supposedly, the first coffee plants were a gift from the Dutch governor of Malabar in India to the governor of Jakarta, though the ship sank in a high tide off Jakarta in 1696. The governor was then sent a second shipment, which arrived in 1699 (apparently).
Another peculiarity of Indonesian coffees is their diversity of flavours. The growing conditions are very difficult, so many Robusta varieties are grown, as they are more resistant than Arabica coffee plants. A widely used processing method is semi-washed, which gives the coffee a strong body with few acids in the cup.
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If you don't have a grinder at home, we'll happily grind your coffee to your specifications. Just select your brewing method above or order whole beans.
Cultivated with love by great farmers. 100% Arabica coffee, harvested when ripe and carefully processed. Sustainable and fairly traded.
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Our standard bags contain 250g and are 100% recyclable. No mixed materials.
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Also known as a bean-to-cup, fully automatic machines are a reliable and consistent way of brewing coffee. Because the contact time between the water and the coffee grounds is very short, many specialty coffees with a lighter roast profile yield poor results in a bean-to-cup. Our classic roasts have a slightly darker profile, making them ideal for a fully automated brew, but also for any other espresso-based brewer.
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