Producer Profiles

KOPEPI KETIARA - Koperasi Kopepi Ketiara

Located in the Gayo Highlands of Sumatra, Indonesia, surrounding the town of Takegon, the KOPEPI Ketiara Cooperative cultivates coffee at elevations between 900 and 1700 meters above sea level. The area’s soil is innately suitable for the production of Arabica coffee plants, of which an estimated 30 containers per year is exported by the cooperative into American and European markets (2012). Arabica coffee plants have grown in this region since 1908 and are now recognized globally for its rich flavor and strong body.

Established in 2009, the KOPEPI Ketiara Cooperative handles all aspects of coffee production until it is ready for exportation. Members count with complete and central facilities for hulling, drying, grading, sorting, labeling and packaging. As so, the cooperative assures their coffee product is 100 percent pure, not mixed with coffee grains that are not their own. This guarantee is also reflected in their Fair Trade and Organic certifications, both obtained in 2012. With hopes of improving the standards of living for its members and community, the cooperative aims to sell more of their quality coffee into international markets.
 

Quotable

With the presence of Fair Trade in our organization, we hope to provide assistance for farmers to increase productivity and indirectly increase their revenues, while also providing services to improve social welfare and health.  

Hazali, Farmer Member

Programs

Basic Social Services, Ecosystem Protection, Understanding Coffee Culture

These are three initiatives the organization has decided to focus on with Fair Trade and Organic premium dollars.