At Salt Spring Coffee, with the arrival of a new season comes a wave of excitement for our next seasonal coffee. Leaves are changing colour, the days are becoming shorter and cooler, and cool autumn nights are spent cozying by the fire. With that in mind, we’re proud to announce the return of our Aceh Gayo coffee, from Sumatra. It’s the Sumatran you know and love — with a twist. It will be available for purchase starting Friday, October 18.
Our Aceh Gayo coffee comes from the Koperasi Baitul Qiradh Baburrayyan (KBQB), an independent registered co-operative originally formed in 2002 by 63 farmers in the Indonesian Province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD), specifically in the highland District of Central Aceh. With an internal civil war being waged within the province, KBQB did not commence any significant coffee operations until after the peace treaty had been signed in August 2005. Since then, the co-operative has significantly developed its coffee operations, and increased its quality standards. The membership of KBQB currently stands at more than 8,000 farmer producers,
With this coffee, the co-op has selected only the highest density beans from the harvest, sorting and packaging them separately to highlight their great taste. You’ll notice that there is a sweet quality to this coffee, with earthy, dark chocolate and spicy notes. This rich sweetness is balanced by a pleasant low acidity, velvety body and rich finish. It’s a perfect pick-me-up for crisp autumn mornings.
Stay tuned as we release more information about Aceh Gayo, when it’s available for purchase.