A dark and rich coffee that pairs beautifully with milk. If you’re looking for an earthy and complex brew, you’ve found your match.
Stumptown has been working with Ketiara for four years, around the same time the cooperative became organic certified. Ibu Rahmah is the chairwoman of Koperasi Ketiara, which prides itself for being a female led cooperative in Indonesia. The original cooperative had 38 members, quickly grew to 650, and eventually doubled in size.
Aceh is the northernmost province of the island of Sumatra. Ketiara Cooperative is located in Takengon, a small city in central Aceh that sits on glistening Lake Tawar. In Takengon, colors pop every which way you look. Small villages are all surrounded by coffee trees which blanket the steep hillsides at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters.