This complex Sumatra produces delicious flavors of black licorice, cherry and molasses and has a heavy syrupy body at medium roast. Typical of this Indonesian coffee, the acidity is low, and the typical earthiness is more subdued and clean-finishing in this cup. We guarantee one cup won’t be enough!
Elevation: 1220 to 1524 meters
Milling Process: Wet Hulled
Drying Process: Patio sun dried
Harvest Start Month: October
Harvest End Month: August
The Koperasi Pedagang Kopi Ketiara is a women-run cooperative that has over 890 grower-members. The Ketiara Cooperative was started in 2008 by Ibu Rahmah, the current chairwoman, who had operated and managed her family’s coffee business for 20 years-purchasing cherries, processing the green, and selling to local traders. The passion and commitment of the women managers to have all members working together in support of coffee production has enabled Ketiara to expand and become an important supplier to larger coffee traders in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra. The cooperative members voted to become Organic and Fair Trade certified in 2012, making a commitment to use these proceeds to create programs for health, education, and public infrastructure projects that will benefit all coop members.
Lucas Roasting Company is not certified by the USDA, and this coffee is only certified as organically grown, but not certified as organic as a finished roasted product.