Kokowagayo Cooperative was formed in 2014 by Mrs. Rizkani and other women in the Aceh Province, Indonesia, on the northernmost tip of Sumatra.

Mrs. Rizkani was inspired by the lack of participation of the woman to voice out their opinions due to respect and courtesy towards their husbands, fathers, and fathers in laws or other men of the household who were present in such meetings.

This is the first All Women Coffee Cooperative of Asia. With full supported from their husbands, Kokowagayo has been successful in creating equal ground for the women through providing various training such as cultivating, processing, roasting and organisation management.

Since its establishment, Kokowagayo Cooperative has improved the livelihoods of its farmers, who rely on coffee for their main income. By July of 2016, the cooperative began distributing premiums. $230,000US has helped build a coffee processing station, contributed to community projects such as building a childcare facilities, and a health centre catering to female reproductive health issues and children’s health.

Today the cooperative has over 551 members (women only) from 8 villages and boast several certifications, including Ecocert Organic and Fairtrade, one of the few traceability cooperatives in Sumatra to carry such important certifications.

 

Region: Sumatra, Aceh, "Kokowagayo"
Variety: Tim-Tim, Catimor & Bourbon
Altitude:1200 - 1800m above sea level
Processing Method: Semi-washed (wet-hulled)
Drying Method: Sun-dried on patios and again at mill
Harvest: October - May
Certifications: Ecocert Organic and Fairtrade
Classification: Grade 1 Double Picked

Women Produced and led Cooperative

Cupping Profile: Cedar, Citrus, tart berry, herbal, earthy, spice, citric, acidity, medium/clear body
Roast Level: 7/10
Intensity: 8/10
Certified Organic and Fair Trade
100% Arabica

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