Joko's Co-op group

Joko helps us source three coffee beans as co-op leader

Gayo, Aceh (Sumatra)

Why do we pick this beans?

  • Because the taste is a combination of refreshing sweet lemon and ginger with hints of orange zest + dark chocolate flavor. Medium Body so it fits most people’s preference.
  • Aceh Gayo is also a very well-known region for coffee.

Why farmers from this region choose coffee not other plant options?

  • Most of the farmers along with many people in the village have been planting coffee since the dutch colonization era in 1700s.

Try Aceh Gayo Coffee HERE

 

East Timor

Why do we pick this beans?

  • Because it has tasting notes of fragrant sweet earthiness with hints of refreshing clean acidity and chocolate flavor.
  • The Timor-Leste region is very poor and classified as a low income economy, and coffee is one of their top export goods. By buying their beans, they have extra income to build their economy slowly.

Why farmers from this region choose coffee not other plant options?

  • Similar to Gayo, most of the community members in this village have been planting coffee since the dutch colonization era in 1700s.

Try East Timor Coffee HERE

 

Onan Ganjang, North Sumatra

Why do we pick this beans?

  • We like the spicy notes, cedar and good earthiness characteristics of the Sumatran Wet Hull process (which is a traditional process unique to Indonesia)

Why farmers from this region choose coffee not other plant options?

  • From one family to another, passed on from generation to generation since the Dutch commanded native Indonesians to plant coffee.

Try Onan Ganjang Coffee HERE

 

Unfortunately given our work with Joko's co-op, we are unable to quantify accurate number of community members impacted by our purchase.. Having said that, we look forward to transition to direct buy the beans from the farmers ourselves, but at the current volumes it is still quite difficult to achieve that. We will surely progress and try to get it directly from the farmers in the future.