Region: Aceh, Sumatra
Farm/Co-operative: Orang Utan Coffee
Altitude: 1,750–2,100m above sea level
Varietal: Gayo Highland Grade 1
Processing Method: Wet Hulled
Supplier: Direct Trade
Tasting notes: Strawberry, juicy berry, brown sugar, pawpaw, herbaceous, lavender, honey, stone fruit.
Owing to intensive agricultural development and rapid deforestation, orangutans loose their natural habitat. The greatest threat is the rapid expansion of the palm oil plantation industry at the expense of rainforests.
The advancing destruction of tropical rainforests is threatening the existence of both orangutans and farmers alike. The Orang Utan Coffee Project helps farmers operate ecologically friendly coffee plantations without clearing rainforests.
Profits from the sale of Orang Utan Coffee are invested in organic certification, trainings such as organic farming methods, coffee production and processing, marketing, infrastructure and facilities such as processing, storage, and transport.
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. PanEco receives a bonus of at least 0.50 EUR per kg green bean of exported Orang Utan coffee to support the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).