ILUSTRASI. Farmers harvest Gayo arabica coffee in the UD. Tiara Global Coffee garden, Takengon, Central Aceh, Aceh, Thursday (16/9/2021). ANTARA FOTO/Irwansyah Putra/wsj.
Reporter: Asnil Bambani Amri, Dimas Andi | Editor: Syamsul Azhar
KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. The dew had just fallen, a light mist blurred the green scenery of the coffee plantations that lined up neatly on the hills in Bener Meriah Regency, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam in early May. Cold air creeps down to cover the coffee plant which is known as Gayo coffee. Thanks to the natural conditions of Bener Meriah, this is what has made Gayo coffee beans famous in foreign countries.
Apart from the Bener Meriah district, Gayo coffee is also produced from Central Aceh District, and also Gayo Lues. The mention of Gayo in coffee indicates that the coffee was planted in the Gayo highlands, which cover the three districts. "Coffee from Gayo is also supplying coffee for Starbucks," said Sukri, a coffee farmer whom KONTAN met in Bener Meriah Regency.