Sumatra - Reje Gayo: Indonesia.
Sumatran green beans are craft roasted to bring out the flavors of mango, berries, and red pepper. These beans were grown and harvested by the Women Coffee Producer Program, which pays the farmers a premium above the coffee itself to preserve their independence.
Woodsong Coffee's Sumatran beans were produced as part of the Cafe Imports Women Coffee Producer Program in which a premium, above the value of the coffee itself, is paid directly to an association of producers that are predominately women. The women who produced this coffee either own or manage a farm of an average area of 1.5 hectares.
The Item Reje Gayo cooperative works with this group of women producers, helping to educate in terms of production practices, and overseeing the application of a premium that was included in the purchase of this coffee. The use of the premium was decided by majority vote taken among all women members at a village meeting.
This year’s premium will be put towards purchasing new farm tools: shovels, hoes, saws, and shears — for all members. As for the future, Reje Gayo believes this program will continue to grow and promote the ability of women producers through education and an organized support system.
Your purchase of these beans enables us to continue sourcing from the Women Coffee Producer Program, which directly supports women and their families. Thank you!