Varieties: Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Gayo 3.
Mill and Farm: Putra Gayo
Elevation: 1400 to 1650 MASL
Putra Gayo Mill
Iwannitosa Putra is the owner of Putra Gayo, a mill and farm serving two subregions within Aceh, Sumatra. Their farm covers 250 hectares of land with around 275,000 coffee trees of Gayo 1, 2, and 3. Amongst the coffee, many shade trees are grown like Lamtoro, Banana, Orange, Avocado, and Jackfruit trees. Iwannitosa specializes in both washed and natural coffees, as opposed to the common Sumatra wet-hulled. Washed coffees are fermented for 10-12 hours, and dried for about 10 days. Natural process coffees dry ferment for 10-12 hours, and then dry for 30 days.
Aceh, in northern Sumatra, is an incredible region for coffee production. The average farm is one hectare, 80% of producers within northern Sumatra are women, and 95% of producers are smallholders. The region is diverse, geographically speaking. It is surrounded by beaches with a swampy inland, and the Barisan Mountains make up the inner two-thirds of the area. Coffee is grown on this volcanic mountain amongst the rainforest. One of the notable features of this area is Lake Taboa, the largest volcanic lake in the world.