Orang Utan - Sumatra Classic Espresso
Caramel, Apple, Dark chocolate

€51,60 / kg

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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.


Coffee from India

The story of how coffee came to India is based on the following myth: the pilgrim Baba Budan came to India from Mecca via Yemen, smuggling seven coffee seeds with him. Since seven is considered a sacred number, this act was of great religious significance. Coffees from India are usually heavy, creamy and low in acidity, but rarely particularly complex.


Suited for

Recommended brewing ratio

1:2, 19g ground coffee to 40g espresso yield, brew time: 30-35 seconds. Or in a fully automatic machine

Flavour notes

Caramel, Apple, Dark chocolate



Dark chocolate


A classic Indonesian coffee with nutty, spicy notes.

About the coffee

Variety: Tim Tim und Ateng

Processing: Washed

Altitude: 1500 mall

Fertilizing method: organic

Harvest year: 2020

Harvest time: Sep - Dec

Soil type: fruity rainforest soil

Shadow type: grown in unity with the rainforest

Processing place: nearby mill

About the farm

Farm: Orang Utan Project Kaffee

Location: Gayo Highlands, Sumatra

Coffee farmer: Project coffee

Form of Operation: Small farmers cooperative

About the farm: The Orang Utan Project supports farmers and the protection of orangutangs and their habitat.

Other varieties planted: Typica, Didikalang, Djember

Cooperation: several years

espresso 19grams

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