our eco warrior blend is more than part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable coffee, it’s also a bit of a passion project that’s very close to our heart.⁠ a portion of our eco warrior blend is a traditional wet-hulled Indonesian coffee from our friends at Orangutan Coffee Project.

what does the orangutan coffee project do?

in a nutshell, the 360-degree project connects rainforest & wildlife conservation with sustainable, organic coffee cultivation. OCP is about:

~ the sustainable livelihood of a growing community of 350+ smallholder farmers.

~ the protection of Sumatran orangutans & their forest habitat.

~ transparent, fair & sustainable specialty coffee production – from the plantation to the roaster.

the smallholder farmers.

the first part of the project helps coffee farmers in the Gayo Highlands of Northern Sumatra to operate environmentally friendly coffee plantations. the 350+ smallholder farmers produce consistently high-quality coffee in compliance with EU organic standards & are committed to protecting the rainforest & its wildlife.

OCP empowers farmers to produce certified organic coffee. this long-term process ensures traceability, as well as social & ecological sustainability. with the support from coffee experts, post-harvest processes & infrastructures are continually improved upon too.

the sumatran orangutan conservation program.

the second part of the project supports the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) that cares for, protects & rehabilitates orangutans AND fights against deforestation!

since 1999, the SOCP works on all aspects of conservation of the critically endangered Sumatran and Tapanuli orangutans. injured, orphaned & rescued orangutans who were being illegally kept as pets are nursed at the rescue station & prepared to be later re-introduced into the protected rainforest.

the SOCP also fights for the conservation of the dwindling lowland rainforest & orangutan habitat. they operate four biodiversity research centers & conduct extensive environmental education programs too.

how are we having an impact?

we pay an additional $1 premium per kg of green bean (on top of the bean price). 50% goes to the farmer for their extra efforts in complying with organic & environmental standards.

the other 50% goes to the SOCP, to support their conservation efforts. in 2019, 27 orangutans were rescued, 56 were treated at the rescue station & 19 were re-introduced into the wild! we have committed to an ongoing partnership with OCP & have big plans for our eco warrior blend.


if you’re curious to learn more, you can head to:
sumatran orangutan conservation program *OR* orangutan coffee project


to help support this program, head over to the store & buy our eco warrior blend today!