“Coffee is one of the few products involving nature, people, machines and technology in any stage of its production, as well as sensory communication. A day without coffee would be an empty world!”

Sevan Istanboulian, Founder

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Orang Utan Coffee

The Origins and Story

Orang Utan Coffee’s origin lies in the Gayo Highlands in Central Aceh, just north of the Equator. It is a rare and absolute delicacy in any form, whether served as drip coffee or espresso. Vast tropical rainforests provide the special climate that Sumatra needs for its unique Arabica coffee to thrive. Outstanding Arabica coffee primarily flourishes on the steep slopes of the crater thanks to the foggy, misty conditions created by the adjoining rainforest.

The rainforest is also the habitat of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. The advancing destruction of tropical rainforests is threatening the existence of both orangutans and farmers alike. This is why our coffee plantations are owned by smallholders who recognise the importance of rainforests as the basis for their livelihoods.