Cooperative: Permata Gayo
The rugged and lush Gayo region of Sumatra, named for the ethnic group which lives there, produces some of the finest coffee in Indonesia. It has also been wracked by conflict and natural disasters. The Permata Gayo coop began as a means to foster organic coffee growing, which would in turn raise income in an area where coffee dominates the entire economy. Permata Gayo farmers are proud to know where their coffee is sold and that customers appreciate the sweet, earthy flavors and full body of their coffee.