Indonesian coffee is blended in just the right amount to create a cooked fruit-like note with deep, earthy complexity in the finish.
RICH // DARK FRUIT // EARTH
INCAHUASI, PeruRead More Read Less
Incahuasi was established in 2005 amongst the towering mountains and breathtaking valleys of the South Peruvian Andes near Cusco. Now totalling 385 member farming families, this organization represents 7 small isolated communities, many of which are at least a half day's mule ride to the nearest road. This relative isolation has ensured a strong sense of tradition where connection with the Earth and community are unquestionable aspects of every day life. The "aini" principle of work is still maintained in Incahuasi where each farmer helps the other farmers in their community with harvest, pruning, and other big jobs like spreading compost. This ensures a little of everyone's blood, sweat, and tears can be found on each individual farm. This is the first year that Just Us! has purchased coffee from Incahuasi and we are very excited for a long-term and fruitful relationship with them for years to come.
Permata Gayo Co-operative, Sumatra, IndonesiaRead More Read Less
The story of Permata Gayo began in 2006 amidst the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami and following the 2005 Helsinki peace agreement between the government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement of Aceh Province, North Sumatra.
Fair Trade co-operative organizations in Sumatra are notorious for their lack of democratic process, corruption, and inappropriate use of the Fair Trade social premiums. Permata Gayo is one of the few that are striving for better. When Just Us! visited Sumatra in March 2014 we witnessed participatory democracy in action at the Annual General Assembly, improved transparency within the co-op, as well as the beginnings of some concrete projects like a tree nursery, compost facilities, and improved processing plants coming from the social premiums and partnerships with NGOs. In addition, a food program is in place to ensure ample rice for members during the “lean” months when money is scarce before the next harvest.
Just Us! purchases coffee from Permata Gayo together with Co-operative Coffees, a co-op of 23 coffee roasters from the United States and Canada.