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Coffee beans in their natural state, ready to be roasted to your perfection.

Indonesian Mandheling - ASKOGO Cooperative - Fair Trade/Organic $19

Certified FLO (Fair Trade) in 2009 and Organic in 2010. 
Region: Bener Meriah and Aceh Tengah
Elevation: 1,000 to 1,500 m
Harvest season: September to May with 11 containers exported annually.

Fantastic Mandheling style coffee. Bold syrupy body. Pleasant earthyness. Perfect Espresso blender. 

ASKOGO (Asosiasi Kopi Gayo Organic) was restructured in August 2008. They decided to set up a delegates system (per village) as the other organizations in this area. In January 2009 they were ready for the first general meeting including the farmers’ delegates to elect a new board. Askogo was inspected in August 2009. They finally got the FLO certificate on September 3rd of 2009. However they only started to export their coffee in September 2010 because they did not have any agreement with an exporter before this date. And they could not have an organic certificate issue before having set up an agreement with an exporter.

Cooperative Structure

ASKOGO currently has 760 members organized in 13 villages (4 villages grow robusta and 9 villages grow Arabica). They all located in the regencies of Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah. There are 13 collectors and 13 delegates which are elected from the 13 villages. The current Chairman is Edi, he is supported by Sakdan, the general manager, who is in duty of export work.

Sugianto - cherry colector for ASKOGO
Harvest

ASKOGO members grow their coffee from 1000m to 1500m above sea level. They usually harvest from September to May, staying without any cherry in June, July and August. The ideal shipping period would be December – August. Average yield per hectare is about 13,055.2 kg of cherries (1,676 kg exportable so 28 bags of 60 kg each).  



Facility

ASKOGO owns an office in the village of Simpang Teritit right on the boarder of Aceh Tengah regency and Bener Meriah regency. They also rent a warehouse owned by Ujang Jaya (the exporter). In this warehouse they receive the wet parchment at 40% moisture content. They hull the parchment and they dry it down to 16% moisture content in this same warehouse. When the collectors deliver cherries to the cooperative, they drop the bags in APKO wet processing station and the cherries are dispulped there then the beans are moved to Ujang Jaya warehouse to be dried, hulled and dried again. Once the green coffee is 16% moisture content this is shipped down to Medan (Ujang Jaya facility) for final processing and hand sorting.

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