In the middle of 1998 I started my journey to Pantan Musara village for teaching at elementary school. This new region I lived in consists mostly by Javanese who transmigrated to the Gayo Plateau. I see the majority of them makes a living by farming or planting coffee.
At first I was a part time laborer in one of their farms to fulfill my financial needs since teaching is insufficient. I saw a good opportunity from their income and finally I grew interested in having my own coffee farm.
Since 2002 I already have a coffee farm even though it’s still small. From the farm’s produce I can make my living better. By the beginning of 2005 my husband and I grew interested in bettering our business by collecting coffees from farmers directly to then sell them to agents in town. By the time farmers sold to agents who didn't side with farmer’s interest. In other words they are not buying the coffee at a standard price while the farmers are oblivious about the coffee’s market price they sold. At the time we also still didn't have access for information just like today. In short, we cooperate with a cooperative which is more profitable. Aside from better coffee prices we also get seminars from cooperative’s side to improve the quality of our coffee’s taste in Pantan Musara village, Pegasing Central Aceh Indonesia.
Slowly we tried building our own cooperative by the name of RIBANG GAYO. We have a commitment with all the members who consists of farmers in the neighborhood to improve the quality of our coffee
Pantan Musara, Aceh, Indonesia