The island of Sumatra produces 74.2% of the coffee grown in Indonesia, of which the main Arabica production is in Aceh Gayo and North Sumatra. The majority of coffee growing areas are monoculture smallholder farms and not intensively managed.
Rahmat Kinara is a cooperative based in the town of Takengon in the centre of Arch province, North Sumatra. They process coffee for 206 members which is then exported by PT Wahana Graha Makmur.
There is an additional step to the coffee chain in Sumatra, coffee at the farm is sold to a ‘collector’ who then sells the coffee on to the mill or cooperative in this case. Rahmat Kinara maintain traceability by keeping a log of where the collector has bought the coffee which is carefully monitored by the Cooperatives Internal Management System.
This coffee is from the Pilar Jaya and Gayo Setie villages