Orang Utan Coffee Projekt
Help us enable 100 Indonesian families to live a better life
With the rapid growth of the palm oil industry, the rainforest in Sumatra shrunk down to about 10 % of its initial size. The advancing destruction of tropical rainforests is threatening the existence of both, orangutans and local farmers. Some of these farmers, encumbered with debt, destroy the tropical mountain forest on the steep slopes to expand their coffee estate to be able to provide a living for their families.
Massive landslides, erosion and global warming are the inevitable consequences, which in turn negatively affect the quality of the coffee.
Within this vicious circle everyone loses: the orangutans, the farmers, the environment. I have founded the Orang Utan Coffee Project to break this circle, ensure conservation and enable a better living in Sumatra.
It consists of an access road, a concrete drying patio of 400 square meters, a depulping and a sorting machine as well as fencing around the property. This amounts to a total of 200'000 Swiss Francs.
With 50'000 Swiss Francs we will be able to finance the concrete drying patio and all required machines. This would be a major milestone on our way to building our own coffee processing station – making a tangible difference for many families in Sumatra.
Not from Zurich? Not a problem. Check out our website to see where you can try our coffee in your area. You will find lots of opportunities to taste our Orang Utan Coffee and become fond of it – just as everyone who has tasted it has.
For over 40 years, I've dedicated most of my life and work to nature. I've consecrated myself to the saving of the orangutans in Sumatra.
I have successfully implemented various programs to protect the species, one of them being the Orang Utan sanctuary in Medan.
Orang Utan Coffee is my latest project: www.orangutan.coffee