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Takengocoffee originated from the names of Takengon and coffee.
Takengon is the name of area Central Aceh Indonesia, and coffee which is originated from Central Aceh is a type of Arabica. Gayo land is the largest producer of Arabica coffee beans in Asia. Over 100 years ago the Dutch made coffee from the Gayo region as "a product for the future". Today, coffee makes the largest contribution to revenue for local government in the province of Aceh.
Gayo coffee has become a coffee icon with the best quality and taste. There is mention that the taste of coffee flavor Gayo beyond the Blue Mountain Coffee from Jamaica.
Christopher Davidson one of International cupper said that the Gayo coffee has unique characteristics that are not replace by other types of coffee, the uniqueness of Gayo coffee is known as "the heavy body and light acidity" that is the sensation of taste when the coffee gulped hard and aroma that inspires the spirit.
As Arabica coffee from Gayo obtain the highest score when cupping score at special Event Auction at Coffee Indonesia, dated October 10, 2010, the certification and achievements strengthen its position as the coffee from Gayo as the best organic coffee in the world.
However, Arabica coffee from Gayo become famous in the world, life still though in Gayo land and families do whatever they can do, to survive. Mostly children help their parents with farming in their free time and almost every step of the cultivation in Aceh is done by hand, due to the lack of modern technology in Aceh and coffee plantations manage and processed by the farmers them self. Here and there, they are using some simple machines.
The farmers also prefer to use homemade compost consisting mainly of coffee skin and animal manure. Because of their respect towards the country's specific and healthy climate, they use no pesticides or chemicals that might pollute the soil in any way.
Hence, Coffee bean from Gayo can guarantee not only a pure but also healthy product. It contains less caffeine than many other commercially cultivated species of coffee. The coffee is picked by hand, allowing a much better selection of the beans as they do not all ripen at the same time. Hence, a continuous quality control is guaranteed.
By taking the name Takengocoffee Company, we tried to raise again the degree and the lives of coffee farmers in The Gayo Area, in Aceh. In Order to gain recognition in the European market, we are certified our coffee by Control Union and SKAL. Our own Fair Trade is the motto of our Company.