Sumatra Telong - Grounds for Change Fair Trade Organic Coffee

Sumatra "Telong"

low acidity • fresh earth • butterscotch

$15.75 Sale Save

Sumatra is a classic single origin coffee known for its low acidity, full body and earthy, butterscotch notes. Our fair trade organic Sumatra is roasted to a medium-dark level and is so aromatic that you'll fall in love just smelling it.

This coffee comes from a women-led, fair trade, organic cooperative located in the highlands of Central Aceh province in Sumatra, Indonesia. Co-op members are small-scale coffee farmers dedicated to producing 100% organic coffee. In a region known for political conflict, the co-op has continued to produce, process, and export high quality Sumatran coffee.

Co-op farmers live in an environmentally sensitive region, the buffer zone to Gunung Leuser National Park, which contains critical watershed areas and sanctuaries for endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran orangutan. Fair trade price incentives and technical support provided by the cooperative have encouraged sustainable agriculture and resource conservation.

Significant revenues earned from selling to the fair trade and organic markets allow the co-op to contribute to a wide variety of programs, including: Community nurseries to provide improved and grafted coffee and shade tree seedlings; rehabilitation of degraded lands and unproductive coffee trees; a weed cutter program to help farmers avoid the use of herbicides; a credit union to extend small loans to families in the cooperative and community infrastructure improvements.

Our Coffee

Our coffee is Fair Trade certified according to the Fair for Life standard, Organic Certified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture and grown in shaded conditions by small farmer cooperatives. In addition, the complete carbon footprint (from crop to cup) for our coffee has been offset with tree planting, which qualifies it as a CarbonFree Certified product by All of our coffee is roasted to order and shipped fresh daily. We package in air-tight, foil-lined bags with one-way degassing valves to preserve freshness.

low acidity • fresh earth • butterscotch