Our Sumatra Organic comes from Mahara, an exciting, young cooperative in Gayo. Formed in 2015, Mahara has 460 organic-certified members spread across five villages and two sub-districts in the Central Aceh District. It has 12 delegates, 12 collectors and 12 buying stations that purchase cherry or parchment for members. With time, it hopes to encourage all members to deliver only cherry, to help centralize coffee processing and further improve quality - which already is enormously impressive.
The Mahara board is young and eager and learning all it can from the coffee experts around them; they are truly driven to achieve the highest qualities possible, in the interests of their members. The co-op's Vision and Mission statements are about advancing the welfare of “members in particular and society in general.”