Sumatra Kokowagayo (Grade 1)
Tasting notes: Medium acidity, strong, full-body, cocoa, tobacco, earthy, sweet, smooth and well balanced.
Region: Gayo Mountain, Bener Meriah, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
Estate: KOKOWAGAYO, (Fair Trade & Organic)
Altitude: 1350 – 1600 MASL
Variety: Catimor Jaluk, Gayo 1 (Arabusta TimTim), Gayo 2 (Bourbon), S. Lini, P88
Processing: Semi-Washed (Wet-Hulled)
Special Feature: Women only Cooperative
Measuring a total of 492ha, KOKOWAGAYO is one of the newest medium-sized estates in the Province. Founded in 2014, KOKOWAGAYO is committed to developing female ability in the industry, providing exposure toward the International market and support female 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 members of KOKOWAGAYO are not only the managers of the plantation but also the owner of the plantation and directly involves in coffee processing.
KOKOWAGAYO is located in Bener Meriah, one of the three regions comprising Gayo Mountain Plantation. Bener Meriah, also known as The Land of White Elephant is the natural habitat for the elephant in the area. Besides that, Bener Meriah area is heavily populated by buffalo. Owing to centuries of experience of Gayo people in plantations, 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 ripened, the cherries are carefully handpicked, pulped, and naturally fermented before being washed and finally graded.