region Pantan Musara
farm Various Smallholder Farmers
variety Ateng, Bor Bor, Catimor, and Timor
altitude 1300-1650 m
proc. method natural
This coffee originates from a smal mill located in the Pegasing district of Takengon, situated within the renowned coffee-producing Aceh region of Sumatra. The Asman Gayo mill plays a crucial role in supporting numerous small-scale coffee producers within the Pantan Musara villages. A few years ago, these producers faced displacement from their homes and land due to a natural disaster. However, they demonstrated remarkable resilience by rebuilding their lives and farms with a newfound dedication to coffee cultivation. Distinct from the majority of Sumatran coffee processing centers, this mill distinguishes itself by producing both Washed and Natural coffee varieties.
Aceh, situated in the northern part of Sumatra, stands as an exceptional hub for coffee cultivation. Here, the average coffee farm spans one hectare, with a remarkable 80% of the region's producers being women, and a staggering 95% comprising smallholder farmers. Geographically diverse, Aceh boasts coastal surroundings with swampy inland areas, while the imposing Barisan Mountains dominate the central portion of the region. Amidst the lush rainforests of these volcanic mountains, coffee thrives. A remarkable natural wonder in the area is Lake Taboa, the largest volcanic lake in the world.