Island of Gold
Regular price $ 21.00
Unit price per
Varietal: Timor, Catimor
Tasting: light, earthy, nutty
Recommended for: those who enjoy lighter flavors
Behind the Beans
One of Sumatra's ancient Sanskrit names, Suwarnadwīpa, means "Island of Gold."
Arisarina Cooperative is a coffee producers' cooperative established in 2013, with a membership that has reached 2,494 farmers. The farmers share common goals to improve the quality of coffee grown in the Gayo highlands and to maintain and preserve the ecosystem.
These goals are evident in the cooperative’s use of the shade tree method. When using this method, farms plant different kinds/heights of trees alongside the coffee plants. Not only does this decrease pests and disease (and therefore the use of chemical pesticides), it also creates an ecologically diverse environment and reduces stress on the area. This method isn’t commonly used in Indonesia, so it’s really cool to see this cooperative doing it so well!
Gayo is considered one of the largest Arabica coffee plantations in South East Asia, with plantations that are 100% managed by local farmers. This coffee carries the unique Geographical Identification (GI) certification helping to protect producers against unfair competition, counterfeiting, and adds value to the product that gains competitive advantage. This coffee is also Fair Trade and certified Organic.
Grind Types Explained
Whole beans for your home grinder. Your grind, your way.
Perfect grind for your traditional coffee maker, our most popular grind.
Perfect grind for pour over. Also ideal for Aeropress.
Perfect grind for french press.
Maps Shipping Details
What are your shipping options?
Ground shipping: $6.00
Priority and Priority Express: Calculated at checkout
Where do you ship?
We ship to all 50 states! At this time, we are unable to ship internationally.
How do I get free shipping?
We offer free domestic ground shipping on all orders that are $50 or higher.
What do I need to know about shipping chocolate?
Shipping chocolate is a delicate adventure - especially in summer.
Our chocolate is especially vulnerable to the effects of temperature fluctuation because we avoid the use of all stabilizers, preservatives, and fillers.
Our summer shipping protocol is currently in place:
- We only ship chocolate on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Orders placed between Thursday and Sunday will ship the following Monday.
- We occasionally make the tough call to postpone shipping on hot days. We will always update you accordingly.
- We recommend all chocolate orders are sent by USPS Priority Mail Express.
- We cannot offer refunds on chocolate shipped during the summer using USPS Ground or USPS Priority Shipping.
- While we can only offer refunds to customers who have selected USPS Priority Mail Express shipping for their chocolate, please contact us if you are unhappy in any way with your order and we’ll do what we can to make it right.
See our FAQ page for more details on chocolate and temperature!
Maximum freshness and taste
We really like Maps coffee. Our favorite is to blend Island Of Gold And Ethiopian for our morning eye opener. Maps provides the best roasted beans and we grind them at home for maximum freshness and taste. It�s well worth it to make the drive from Topeka to Lenexa to get the best coffee around!
Great morning coffee
I love a good cup of light roast in the morning to kick start my brain, this one does the trick without assaulting your palate. I was a huge fan of the Cadence blend before having met the Island of Gold. The difference for me was the super mellow acidity yet round sweet almost syrupy structure that the Island of Gold has. The Cadence blend by comparison is a bit more pronounced having stronger fruity acidity and a very similar roundness overall that balances the acidity. Both are great blends, but going forward I will try the Cadence as a cold brew and keep the Island of Gold as my warm morning cup of Joe. Nice work as always MAPS! You roast some of the best beans I�ve ever had.
One of my favorite places to go. The owner makes the most amazing coffee and chocolate! I highly recommend Maps to anyone who is a lover of coffee and/or chocolate.
Finally found coffee worth driving across town for!!!.....Quite possibly one of the best cold brews I've ever had..... Like ever
Great fresh roasted coffee and amazing hand-made chocolate! Going back for more. 😋
Expert coffee roasting with a personal touch. If you have not been there drop what you’re doing immediately and go get some of these delicious beans.
Absolutely amazing coffee and chocolate. I would highly recommend. We have friends come from Alabama and Nepal for the coffee.
Vince always has recently roasted coffee, and it DOES make a difference. AND he has the best-tasting DECAF anywhere, the last bag I had was better than most other whole bean coffees.
I’ve tried just about every coffee in KC, and Maps is the best.
Best coffee I've had in YEARS. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. The chocolate was also amazing. I know where I'll be buying my coffee from, from now on.
You’ll find the most welcoming environment and delicious tasting COFFEE & CHOCOLATE in the greater KC Area!
I live in Tennessee and whenever I travel to KC, I stop in and pick up a few bags, hang out and have a cup and do some emails. Get the “Milk” roast, it’s the best coffee I’ve ever had.
Such a great place! The owner is so friendly and full of so much knowledge, and his cold brew is the absolute best. His chocolate is delicious too, with unique flavors!
Been to most of the coffee shops/roasters in KC. This one is by far the best...Found my perfect coffee. Maps is my new spot.
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Made in the USA, eco-friendly, and roasts the most delicious coffee.
roast on date
Maps Coffee is always shipped within our strict 3 week window - we'll never send out a bag past its prime.
We stamp each bag with its roast date so you can be sure your coffee is fresh.
Order fresh. Drink fresh. Rinse and Repeat.
Our signature roast profiles are never bitter and taste great with or without milk!