Gayo coffee is developed and thrives in the Gayo highlands, Central Aceh. Gayo Arabica Coffee is grown at Bener Meriah, Central Aceh, and Gayo Lues districts. The name of Gayo itself is the name of the indigenous tribe that inhabits this area and the majority livelihood of the Gayo tribe people are coffee farmers. This Gayo coffee plantation has been developed since 1908 in the Dutch era. Plantations in Gayo in the Central Aceh region are on average 1,000 to 1,200 m above sea level. The harvesting of the coffee beans to the processing of the Gayo coffee beans is carried out very carefully by experienced local farmers. Gayo people use the dry method or dry process which creates the taste of Gayo coffee tends to be sweet. However, it also can be processed with natural fermentation methods that lead the taste is similar to wine.
Gayo Arabica coffee is one of the superior coffee varieties which has a distinctive aroma and taste. The bitter taste of Gayo coffee is almost imperceptible when we drink it, the fragrant aroma and savory taste of coffee make some people think that the taste of Gayo coffee can match the taste of Blue Mountain coffee originating from Jamaica. The acidity level of Gayo coffee is quite low with a hint of spice. So that Gayo Coffee is not only popular in Indonesia but also abroad, especially in the United States and Europe.