A Journey Through the Coffee Lands of Indonesia

When we made our first loan to Indonesian coffee cooperative Ketiara in 2014, it was the first loan we had made in Asia in nearly 10 years. Now, a little over a year later, we have five clients in the region – four of which are high-impact coffee cooperatives situated in the highlands of western Sumatra, in the region around Takengon.

New Zealand-based photographer Blake Dunlop was recently in Indonesia helping us collect photos of the beautiful backdrops of Takengon, the smiling faces of coffee farmers in the region, and a few of the coffee businesses we’re proud to work with. The images he captured were so stunning that we had to share them on our blog.

Check out the photos below, all courtesy of Blake:

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Low lying clouds over coffee farms in the village of Simpang Tiga

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Coffee farmer and member of Kooperasi Selaras coffee cooperative

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Coffee farmers and members of Kooperasi Selaras meeting with Root Captial’s loan officer, Luke Swainson

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Ripe coffee cherries from the farm of a Kooperasi Selaras member

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The coffee nursery at Permata Gayo cooperative helps cooperative members access reasonably-priced, high-quality seed inputs

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Coffee warehouse at KOPEPI Ketiara

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Employees of Ketiara organize bags of coffee in the Ketiara warehouse

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A member of Ketiara cooperative displays his freshly-picked coffee cherries.

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Members of Ketiara coffee cooperative 

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