Askogo: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Under the dense tropical forests of Sumatra’s northern Gayo Mountains, the Asosiasi Kopi Gayo Organic (ASKOGO) produces one of Indonesia’s finest coffees.
Our Sumatran coffee was grown by members of the family-owned farms organized around the Asosiasi Kopi Gayo Organic cooperative (ASKOGO), located in the Takengon highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. This region of Indonesia is also referred to as the Gayo land because the coffee farmers are from the Gayonese ethnic group.
ASKOGO currently has 760 members organized in 13 villages. They are all located in the regencies of Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah. ASKOGO members grow their coffee from 1,000 to 1,500 meters above sea level.
The ASKOGO co-op offers regular training activities to each of the farmers in their co-op, in order to improve the quality of their coffees, learn new harvest techniques, and implement more beneficial farming practices. This group was founded in 2008, and has continually improved their coffee in the subsequent years. We have been purchasing coffee from ASKOGO since 2015.
- Co-op: Asosiasi Kopi Gayo Organic (ASKOGO)
- Region: Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah
- Altitude: 1,000 – 1,500 meters
- Processing: Wet Hulled
- Varietal: Bourbon, Catimor, and Typica