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Our Coffee Story

Lisa & Leo’s Organic® Coffee is a family owned and operated company. We are two people with a passion for life and a desire to make a difference. With the support of our families, we dedicated our efforts in Simalungun, North Sumatra and started an organic coffee farm from seed. After years of hard work, the fruits of our labors are available for purchase. We hold our own export license and process all the coffee we grow and source to export ready. We proudly supply small roasters all across Indonesia who are pioneering the specialty coffee movement. Visit our Green Coffee button for a listing of Domestic and International offerings.

Organically Grown and Ethically Sourced

Quite simply, coffee is our passion. Our journey has taken us to Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia to pursue this passion and establish a business that reflects our commitment to ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly farming, processing and sales practices. Better harvesting and processing methods have changed the Sumatra cup profiles; those beautifully complex Sumatra flavors have a cleaner, long sweet finish. This is the benchmark we strive for with every micro lot we produce.

All of our Arabicas were started from seed and are grown organically in higher elevations of 1200 to 1500+MASL. All of the cherry we source is grown in our home region of Simalungun. Different processing methods, including dry natural, anaerobic & aerobic fermentation, fully washed and double soak washed are used to develop the best flavor profiles from our coffees. Check the Huta Raja Collective/Coffee Processing tab for more information.

More than Green Coffee Producers

To achieve a sustainable business model that is fair to everyone in our supply chain, Farm Adoption Programs were developed and implemented with a bottom up approach. Families expressing a desire to partner with L&L Organic and transition into fully organic farm practices are where we begin. Read more about this on our ‘Farm Adoption’ page.

In 2016 we started Eco Brunch Tours and Eco Farm Stays on our Simalungun farm. Designed to provide a pampered experience in the remote,  yet stunningly beautiful Sumatra Highlands. Affordable and Unforgettable. See more on our Eco Tourism Page.

Farmers Market Day, held the last Sunday of each month, offers farmers families a chance to socialize with the roasters and cafe’ owners that serve the Arabica they grow. Open to the public from 2-5pm that day; find us on google maps and come spend the afternoon enjoying a great cup of coffee at the source.

In 2016 we started Back Bay Roasters, a boutique roastery offering different Arabicas personally grown organically and processed on our farm. Available as single bag or bulk orders. Visit our Roasted Coffee button for ordering information and current available selections.

In 2017 we completed the Wet Mill Facility and expanded the outreach programs to more local farm families and in turn are providing a higher quality product through greater management of raw materials purchased as cherry at the farm level.

In 2018 we added Coffee Processing Educational Courses for coffee professionals throughout the coffee industry who want to expand their knowledge of the technical side of processing from cherry to green bean. See more on our Education Page for information and registration. Held Monthly.

In 2019 we became a CQI Certified Facility and offered the first CQI Level 2 Q Processing Course in Indonesia. We have a second QP Level 2 Course set for December 1-7. Visit our Education page for more information on Registration. ( CQI is the Coffee Quality Institute, Global)

Q Arabica Graders Since 2012 The international coffee community recognizes the Coffee Quality Institute License as qualification for grading coffee from around the world. In our pursuit of better coffee quality, we have both earned this license. These cupping skills set forth by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, SCAA, are used to determine if a coffee meets the Specialty Coffee standard for market pricing.

Quality Processing Professional 2019 The industry standard for processing specialty coffee is tough. To maintain our standing as Specialty Coffee Producers, we successfully completed the training and exams and now offer this Course as part of our Education curriculum. Visit our Education page for Course information and registration.

Making a difference from the ground up is our goal. Establishing the region of Simalungun, North Sumatra as a coffee destination is our dream. Read more about our company and our projects on our instagram @Lisa_and_Leos_0rganic