Buy 1kg of 100% Arabica double certified FAIRTRADE & Organic Sumatra Gayo - SUPREME whole bean coffee medium-dark roast whole beans - perfect for Espresso style coffee.
Extra thick body with low acidity.
Full cup. Excellent mouthfeel, sweet finish, thick syrupy/honey.
This coffee is registered with FLANZ (FAIRTRADE Licensing Aust/NZ) and is controlled by the regulations governing sales of authentic FAIRTRADE products.
Gayo is a premium Mandheling coffee that is naturally processed using certified Organic methods.
Altitude : 1,100 m.a.s.l
Organic coffee cultivation in the mountains of Gayo, Sumatra, done traditionally by local farmers without the use of pesticides and hazardous chemicals.
To ensure the quality of coffee, the planting is done with the intercropping systems with lamtoro tree.
Lamtoro tree proved to be very good side by side with coffee plants, roots can help enrich the soil and resist erosion.
While its leaves are useful as a shade plant.
This coffee is used in some of our winning blends to add body and that rich, smooth, creamy finish.
Sumatra has been a challenging origin to source for quality coffees over the last 5 years. Each year it seems to get worse as demand exceeds supply.
When this situation occurs you already know what happens - prices spike and qualities can be inconsistent. Shortages of bananas and avocados - prices skyrocket.
We can't help it as it's something that affects the entire coffee industry and there is absolutely nothing that can be done to reduce the impact of price spikes.
2018 is shaping up as one of the worst seasons on record and if we did not already have thousands of customers that regularly buy our Sumatrans we would have simply switched off the product from the store to save the headaches.
Supply has dropped by literally 80% and many of the leading coffee brokers are bypassing Sumatra this season entirely.
There have also been reports of major deceptions taking place where cheap, low-grade coffees from Vietnam are being passed off as Sumatrans. It's about trust and unfortunately, coffee in Indonesia is not well regarded with honesty.
Right now, it's incredibly difficult to buy a good raw Sumatran coffee. The prices being asked are ridiculous and the qualities are only average and that's when you pay the ransom.
We have holdings in our climate controlled warehouse and we are going to sit on these to hopefully ride out the year.
This coffee remains a staple in our FAIRTRADE Organic lineup.
Reliable, quality and trusted for that classic Sumatran experience.