SHOPABOUTC Market as of 06/14/19: $0.98
The Ketiara Cooperative was established in 2009 by 38 people and joined the Fair Trade movement in 2011. Today, Ketiara has nearly 900 members and is led primarily by women, who occupy the positions of Chairwoman, General Manager, and Finance Manager. The cooperative produces 100% shade-grown Arabica coffee. Member farms are located around the Lut Tawar Lake in the Gayo Highland in the district of Takengon and Bener Meriah, Central Aceh. The area is a mountainous, tropical forest within the Leuser Ecosystem and has temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. The 897 Ketiara members manage a total of 836 hectares. The cooperative uses the wet-hulled or semi-washed processing method, called "Giling Basah" in the local language.
The cooperative's area is surrounded by the Gunung Leuser National Park that straddles the border of North Sumatra and Aceh Provinces. The park hosts a wide diversity of flora and fauna: many mammals, birds, and primates such as the Sumatra tiger, elephant, wild boar, wild buffalo, python, and several species of maccaca, as well as thousands of plant species. The park is also the remaining habitat for Sumatra Orangutans.
|Farm Name||Ketiara Cooperative|
|Bag Type||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
|Coffee Grade||Grade 1|
|Screen Size||90% over screen 15|