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KBQB - Koperasi Baitul Qiradh Baburrayyan

KBQB is an Indonesian coffee producer cooperative located in Aceh Tengah, one of the sub-districts in the Aceh province of Sumatra. Cooperative members come from this sub-district as well as from Bener Meriah. This area is home to the well-known specialty coffee, “Gayo coffee”. KBQB officially registered with the government in 2002, with 600 members, but due to the ongoing civil war, the cooperative remained relatively dormant throughout its early years. The conflict between the Indonesian government and the “Free Aceh” rebels from 1976 to 2005 claimed many lives and had a negative impact on the social and economic development of the region. KBQB has helped create stable market access for its members to revive the coffee industry after the civil war.
 

Quotable

"The greatest benefit of this investment was to fulfill the basic needs of members such as food and agricultural tools. The impact of the new road is that the community can now access public facilities such as the community center."  

Armiyadi Aman Agro, SECRETARY

Programs

Productivity & Quality

KBQB invested the premium in training members and collectors on a wide range of topics including increasing productivity, cupping and identifying quality, integrated pest management, and land and water conservation.
KBQB also used the premium to purchase seeds and a new hulling machine to more efficiently process coffee. The new coffee seeds will be able to withstand harsh climatic conditions and resist diseases.