GEGARANG

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Altitude

1600 - 1800 masl

Preparation

Semi-washed

Location

Between Takengon and Lake Tawar, Aceh

Variety

Bourbon, P88

Owner

Cooperative Members

Harvest

November - May

Shipment

December - June

The history of Gegarang village is similar to that of Jagong’s since it was also a part of the Indonesian transmigration program that brought many Javanese people to Aceh to reduce the over population of Java during the 1980s. The village has 46 members who grow their organic coffee on plots of around one hectare at an altitude of 1,500 to 1,600 metres above sea level; other crops include potatoes and beans. Gegarang village is only 4 kilometres from Jagong and is situated between Takengon and Lake Tawar. The coffee varietals are mainly bourbon with some P88 and a little catimor, all of which is grown organically. The coffee is semi washed and wet-hulled, a process that involves the part-drying of fresh pulped beans before removing the parchment, then allowing the swollen and ‘blanched’ beans to be sundried to a deep green colour. A very deep and full bodied coffee is the result with a tangerine sweetness lacing heavy chocolate. The harvest takes place between October and July and the coffee is stored in GrainPro sacks for shelf life longevity.