KSU Item Reje Gayo

KSU Item Reje Gayo is a cooperative in central Aceh, Indonesia, which has about 300 women coffee producer members. The cooperative serves as a collection point for many local smallholders who grow on farms that are “garden-size,” delivering their cherry to the central processing facility. Most of the contributing growers are subsistence farmers, growing orange, avocado, guava, bananas, and even cinnamon around their coffee plants.

The women of KSU Item Reje Gayo receive a premium for their separated lots, and they apply that premium to the purchase of things like organic fertilizers and shade trees, as well as coffee seeds and construction training.