In 2013, we traveled to the village of Gegarang in the Gayo Highlands of Indonesia and began a project with 28 coffee farming families who had never been exposed to international markets. Over the last two years, Think employees have combined to make five additional trips to the area.
Our goal was to provide these families and the mill that handles their coffee with the information and autonomy to produce high quality coffee that could be sold globally. The first shipment of their Grade 1 Sumatra-processed coffee became a part of Think's blend and single source menu in Summer 2015.
This is just the initial step into a global market for the Gegarang 28. We hope to be the first of many international buyers.
To learn more about our projects in Gegarang, visit our travel journal.