Orang Utan

Sumatra, Aceh Tengah, the Gayo Highlands

An introduction to the amazing Orang Utan Coffee Project:

The advancing destruction of tropical rainforests is threatening the existence of both orangutans and farmers alike in Sumatra. The Orang Utan Coffee Project helps farmers operate ecologically friendly coffee plantations without clearing rainforests.

Due to intensive agricultural development and rapid deforestation, orangutans lose their natural habitat. The greatest threat is the rapid expansion of the palm oil plantation industry at the expense of rainforests.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Profits from the sale of Orang Utan Coffee are invested in organic certification, training such as organic farming methods, coffee production and processing, marketing, infrastructure and facilities such as processing, storage, and transport. The goal is to sell enough Orang Utan Coffee to provide effective and long lasting support for the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) as well as small holder coffee farmers. The Orang Utan coffee growers receive a bonus of at least 0.50 EUR/kg of green bean for their commitment to protect the tropical rainforest and cultivate the coffee according to the strict Orang Utan Guidelines. Coffee farmers are the most important partners in this project, guidance and motivation is given to help them manage their land sustainably, knowledge is shared to promote respectful interaction between the farmers and the wildlife, as well as conservation of the rainforest. Farmers are also supported to convert to organic farming and strengthen their traditional knowledge about the balance between farming and the natural rainforest land. A little bit about the Wih Bersih farming community we are sourcing our coffee from: The idyllic village of Wih Bersih is situated in the district of Aceh Tengah at an altitude of 1200 up to 1600 m a s l on the terraced grounds of a volcano. It is surrounded by its coffee plantations and lies in close neighborhood of a vast intact mountain rainforest, covering the top of the volcano. The coffee farmers of Wih Bersih were the first partners to join the Orang Utan coffee In 2012 we started with 40 farmers and today there are 75 of them with around 53 hectares of Arabica coffee, mainly Tim-Tim and Ateng coffee varieties. Our first coffee farmers were organic-certified in April 2014. Wih Bersih literally translated means «clean water». Thanks to the intact rainforest, Wih Bersih profits off pristine water. The biodiversity on this plantation is high, also because the farmers plant a variety of shade trees such as the legume Lamotoro as well as avocado, mandarin, jackfruit, durian, papaya, banana and cinnamon.

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About this coffee

This Sumatran Orang Utan coffee presents with positive earthy notes; hazelnuts, grapefruit, brown spices (turmeric and ginger) 

Tasting Notes
HAZELNUTS, GRAPEFRUIT, BROWN SPICES, FULL SMOOTH BODY
Varieties: Tim-Tim and Ateng varietals
Country: Sumatra
Process: Washed
Region: Aceh Tengah, the Gayo Highlands
Altitude: 1200 – 1600 masl
Producers: Wih Bersih
Drying Method: drying platforms
Harvested: October 2019