Region: Gayo Mountain, Bener Meriah, Nanggroe Aceh DarussalamOrigin: Sumatra, Indonesia
Altitude: 1350m – 1600m
Estate: KOKOWAGAYO, Organic
Variety: Catimor Jaluk, Gayo 1 (Arabusta TimTim), Gayo 2 (Bourbon), S. Lini, P88
Harvest Period: September – July
Classification: Grade 1 (11 or less defects)
Processing: Semi-Washed (Wet-Hulled)
Producer: KOKOWAGAYO Women only Cooperative
In the Cup: Medium acidity, good body, cocoa, tobacco, earthy, sweet, smooth and balanced.
Measuring a total of 492ha, KOKOWAGAYO is one of the newest with medium size estate in the Province. Founded in 2014, KOKOWAGAYO committed to develop the woman ability in the industry, providing exposure toward International market and support the woman well-being. The name KOKOWAGAYO which are an abbreviation of Koperasi Kopi Wanita Gayo (Gayo Women Coffee Cooperative) create a secretive aura from its very feminine name. The member of KOKOWAGAYO are not only the manager of the plantation, but also the owner of the plantation and directly involves in coffee processing.
KOKOWAGAYO located in Bener Meriah, one of the three regencies comprising Gayo Mountain Plantation. Bener Meriah, also known as The Land of White Elephant are the natural habitat for elephant in the area. Besides that, Bener Meriah area are heavily populated by buffalo, thanks to the Gayo people main occupation as grower. Owing to centuries of experience of Gayo people in plantation, they are capable to transform coffee parchment, coffee pulp, leaves, stalk, and manure into organic fertilizer. Thanks to the high growing altitude and the shade of the trees, the coffee ripens slowly allowing cherries to develop their full flavour. Once entirely ripened, the cherries are carefully handpicked, pulped, and naturally fermented before being washed and finally graded.