gajah mountain, indonesia
Grown high in the jungle forest of the Aceh Mountains by smallholder farmers. A deep, rich, peaty flavour. A syrupy feel. Next time you have an afternoon spare, try a cup of Gajah Mountain with a smoky single malt. Trust us.
For more information about the farm where this coffee was produced see gajah aceh
gajah aceh, aceh sumatra, Indonesia
High in these Aceh Mountains lays a jungle forest where the small holders of the Gajah Mountain dwell. We travelled to these remote regions to find the coffee farmers of Pantanlues and Kaybaykan and exclusively bring this delicious, slowly sun-dried coffee to you.
The Aceh Province of the Indonesian archipelago's northern island of Sumatra, was hindered by conflict with the GAM independence movement until 2005. The effect of the Tsunami in 2004 literally sucked the life out of the rebels with estimates of 25,000 killed. The effect forced through a peace agreement that has achieved some stability. By 2006 the area was safe to visit and we developed our direct trading relationship with Gajah Mountain farmers.
The area is devoutly Muslim so building a local mosque is an important consideration for these communities. We observed that generally education standards are good in Aceh and it's considered that an indicator of wealth is making the Hajj (trip to Mecca).
This is a matriarchal society where mostly women are represented in the village markets with their produce. Farmers de-pulp their coffee cherries, then after a short fermentation and semi-wash are partially dried on patios. The issue of traceability is complex for this origin and so our local partner Gajah Mountain purchases from these farmers and then undertakes final post-harvest processing at the dry mill facility. Our preparation undergoes a complex staggered drying process where the parchment coffee is removed from the sacks, moisture is reduced by sun drying and then coffee is re-bagged. This creates the intensity of aroma. The final milling is completed by hand sorting as the dark/blue green colour of the bean makes it unsuitable for the automated colour sorting used to separate Central American coffees.
We aim to despatch all orders within 2 working days of receiving them. During peak mail order periods (for instance, Christmas or other promotional activities), this timeframe may be extended slightly, although every effort will be made to despatch your order as soon as possible.
All our coffees are roasted to order so we require at least one working day before we can despatch your order
NEW UK DELIVERY INFORMATION FOR SUMMER 2016
After listening to what many of our customers have told us they like (and don't like) we have made some changes to the way we charge you for delivery and how we send your orders. The good news is it should make it cheaper for you to receive our coffee and less likely you'll miss a delivery.
Standard delivery is charged at £2 per order (mainland UK)
For all orders over £40 (before delivery) or over 2KG in weight, delivery is FREE
Convenient Delivery packaging
In an effort to reduce wasteful packaging and also make delivery more convenient for you. If your order is 2 x 200g bags of coffee or less your delivery will be sent in a box designed to fit through your letterbox. So you no longer need to wait in for your Union Coffee delivery.
N.B not all letterboxes are made equal. Our boxes are designed to meet the Royal Mail letterbox guidelines, sadly this doesn't cover all letterboxes. We've discovered that older houses can often have unusual dimensions and the box may not fit through.
For all 1 & 2 x 200g Coffee Orders your delivery will be sent First Class Royal Mail
For all Orders of 3 x 200g, 1kg, accessories and gifts are sent recorded delivery via UPS
We are happy to deliver to international addresses. Orders need to be placed with a valid postcode/zipcode to allow our couriers to locate and quote for correct shipping cost.
2016 prices up to 2kg
|Europe *||International Zone 1 *||International Zone 2 *|
|0 – 1000g||7.85||1305||18.50|
|1001g – 1500g||12.55||22.00||24.45|
|1501g – 2000g||23.00||50.00||70.00|
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If you would rather order by phone, please call the Roastery on +44 20 7474 8990 and we will happily take your order and quote for shipping if relevant.
Where goods are unavailable, or out of stock, Union Hand-Roasted will advise customers appropriately through the online shop or by email or phone where those have been provided with an order.
Re-orders of previous shipments can be done easily through the 'my account' section of the website. If one or more products is out of stock, the re-order link will not be visible. Please check individual products required, or select alternatives.
Our online shop no longer has a minimum transaction value.
Returns and refunds
If you are unsatisfied with the contents of your despatch you must contact us, either by telephone or email within 24 hours of receipt to inform us of your issue.
Union Hand-Roasted does not refund or exchange coffees, teas etc. if ordered incorrectly through our website.