Producer: Small Farms
Region: West Sumatra
Varietals: Andung Sari, Sigarautang, P88
Sumatra Kerinci is sourced from family-owned farms. Coffee from small farms is collected by the co-op AgroTropic Nusantara (AGTN), which has been working with coffee producers since 2010 in the Kayu Aro highlands of the Kerinci regency within the Jambi province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. AGTN has established an association of 680 producers who cultivate coffee on 2 acre parcels around the Kerinci valley’s edge near Mount Kerinci, the highest volcano in Indonesia and home to the Sumatran tiger, which inhabits the Kerinci Seblat (the largest national park in Sumatra and a UNESCO World Heritage site). Through coffee, AGTN has focused on supporting increased employment opportunities for women, which includes a woman as the Director of Operations. Women are also running the coffee nursery program and hand-sorting at dry mill. AGTN also works closely with producers to decrease forest encroachment by using their coffee farms as a protective buffer for the Kerinci Seblat national park, which encircles the entire Kerinci valley with unparalleled natural beauty.