GIV COFFEE visits simalungun

Jeff and Emily Brooks started GIV COFFEE about 3 years ago. Their business philosophy and ethics are what motivated them to visit the region of Simalungun where Leo and I farm. They already donate part of the sale of each bag of roasted coffee to charity, an amazing and generous practice. Now they want to know that the green beans they purchase are also sourced from suppliers who are committed to the farmers and communities that grow the coffee. They found us at our presentation in Boston SCAA on smallholder farmers and decided to visit us and the mill in Simalungun owned by Volkopi, Volcafe Group.

DSC_2939(pictured l-r) Desmond, the Sustainability Manager for Simalungun(volkopi) , Jeff and Emily of GIV COFFEE, Kristindo, Production Manager, independent partner with Volkopi for sourcing arabica in Simalungun, Leo, Project Manager(volkopi) for Simalungun region.

Kristendo shares with Jeff what the moisture content should be for the famous Sumatran "wet Hull"

Kristendo shares with Jeff what the moisture content should be for the famous Sumatran “wet Hull”


The living quarters upstairs, downstairs office and training facility.


The warehouse and drying patios with the greenhouses in background.

Thanks Jeff and Emily for your commitment to making a difference where you can.


About lisaleo

Organic Arabica Coffee growers in Simalungun, North Sumatra. We are Licensed Q Graders and Members of Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia.
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