Sumatra Queen Ketiara
In the Aceh region at the far northern tip of Sumatra lie the Gayo Highlands, where rich, volcanic soil and elevations between 1,200 and 1,500 meters create ideal growing conditions. This area is home to KOPEPI Ketiara, a cooperative that has emerged recently as our primary source for Fair Trade and organic coffee. In addition to its strong attention to quality control, Ketiara is unique in that it’s a woman-led group in Sumatra's male-dominated coffee industry. The Queen Ketiara lots are produced entirely by female members of the co-op, and this recent arrival offers flavors of blackberry, dried plum, cedar, and spice with a medium-heavy body.