Most of Indonesia`s coffee exports go to U.S.

Thu, July 11 2013 20:51

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Most of Indonesia`s coffee exports have gone to the US which is one of the countries that has high coffee consumption rate.

“Around 85 to 90 percent of our coffee exports are absorbed by the US market,” an official of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade of the ministry of foreign affairs, Zulfikar, said at a press conference at the Indonesian Coffee Festival here on Thursday.

In 2012 his office recorded Indonesia`s coffee exports reached 320 tons or increased by eight percent from last year.

He said the US is one of the world`s biggest potential coffee market although that country is not among the world`s biggest coffee consumers.

However “compared to other countries, the US is one of the biggest coffee consumer,” he said.

Emphasizing the US potential, he said, if 200 million of around 320 million of its population drink two cups of coffee a day coffee consumption in the US would be huge.

Zulfikar said his office had pushed coffee producing centers in the country to increase their productivity because “our productivity is still low compared to that of other countries.”

Productivity in Indonesia is estimated at only one tons per hectare while that of Vietnam has reached four tons, he said.

“We can catch up. We still have a lot of lands for coffee plantations,” he said.

Right now coffee plantations in the country are recorded at 1.3 million hectares spreading in Aceh, North Sumatra, Lampung, West Java, Central Java, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi and Papua.

(Reporting by Hanni Sofia)
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Indonesian coffee producers participate in London coffee festival

Tue, April 30 2013 17:34 | AntaraNews.com

London (ANTARA News) – Some Indonesian coffee producers have participated in London Coffee Festival (LCF) held at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, here, April 25 to 28, 2013.

Trade Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in London Merry Maryati said here on Tuesday, Indonesia was one of the world`s biggest coffee producers in the LCF that brought some special coffees like Flores coffee from Bajawa, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara and Baliem Coffee from Papua as well as other various of robusta and arabica types.

“This is the first time that Indonesia joined the LCF which was supported by the agriculture ministry and the Indonesian embassy in London and was participated in by PT Kopi Kamu, PT Wahana Pronatural, PT Coffindo, and PT Bandar Kopi,” she said.

Those producers were also brought Gayo coffee (Aceh), Limtong coffee (Sumatera), Toraja coffee (Sulawesi), Java Preanger (Java), Kintamani coffee (Bali), and Luwak coffee.

“We brought sealed powder coffee, roasted bean and green been of the various types,” she said.

Maryati added through the LCF, hopefully the Indonesian coffee producers would reach wider market and build networking and partnership in the coffee industry.

“Further, we hope Indonesia could increase the coffee exports to UK, and promote various types of Indonesian coffee to global market,” she said.

The LCF was the flagship event of UK Coffee Week and celebrates London`s bustling and vibrant coffee scene that participated by over 15,000 coffee lovers and foodies, professional baristas (coffee makers), coffee shop owners and top decision-makers in coffee industries.

The festival was featured artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, tastings, demonstrations from world-class baristas, live entertainment and music in the uniquely themed zones.
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Bali to host Indonesian coffee festival

Nurfika Osman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Bali | Tue, August 28 2012, 6:46 PM

Bali is to host the Indonesian Coffee Festival in Ubud on Sept. 15 to 16 this year to better promote Indonesian coffee and make the country a coffee hub for the world.

Tourism and Creative Economy Deputy Minister Sapta Nirwandar said that the festival would be one of the most important tourist events of 2012 as the ministry was currently developing culinary tourism.

“Cuisine, including coffee, is strongly related to tourism, and Indonesian coffee is among the best in the world. Thus, we want more people to know our coffee better by conducting this festival,” Sapta told reporters in Jakarta on Tuesday.

“We also want to make kopi tubruk [ground coffee beans served with scalding hot water] and kopi luwak [civet coffee] more popular through the festival.”

Tuti Mochtar, a member of the festival committee, who is also a coffee producer, said there would be 40 booths in the festival serving all kinds of coffee varieties from across the country from Aceh to Papua.

In addition, she said the festival would be a place for coffee farmers, coffee producers, the Indonesian chamber of commerce and industry (Kadin) and some of the world’s best coffee distributors to meet.

“This is a good promotional tool for our coffee and we believe the event will be successful,” she said.

She said the people who came to the festival could participate in coffee and barista workshops.

“We will also have an agricultural tourism program by visiting a coffee plantation in Ubud,” she added. (swd)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/08/28/bali-host-indonesian-coffee-festival.html

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