Sumatra Super Queen Ketiara Organic
Cupping Notes: Dried Apricot, Hibiscus, Almond
Description: Kopepi (meaning "cooperative of coffee traders") Ketiara is a women-led cooperative in Sumatra Aceh Gayo with over 25 years of experience in coffee. Their core value is to support women and younger generations of coffee farmers. Ketiara's coffee is grown in the forested mountains surrounding Leuser National Park, using shade-grown practices to protect the local ecosystem. Coffee has been produced in Sumatra's northwestern-most province of Aceh since 1908. The two main coffee-producing districts - Bener Meriah and Aceh Tengah (well-known for its Lake Luat Tawar) - are located at altitudes of 1,100-1,450 m.a.s.l., with an average size of one to two hectares per farm. The total area of production from these two districts is about 81,000 hectares.
This Wet-Hulled lot is made up of ripe red cherries, picked during the early morning hours. They are pulped in the late afternoon then fermented for 8-24 hours. The cherries are then washed and sun-dried down to 40% humidity. Then they are hulled and sun-dried to below 13% humidity. They make their way through several sorting processes: first through a density machine, then a double, and triple hand-picking, a second density sort, followed by destoning, blending, and final sort before being bagged in GrainPro.