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)


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Papua to send 36 tons of coffee to US

The Baliem Arabica Wamena cooperative in Jayawijaya, Papua, will send 36 tons of Arabica coffee to the US, as the region has been enjoying increases in coffee production over the past few years.

“That [36-ton export) is the first batch. The second batch will be exported in early October,” cooperative head Selion Karoba said in Jayapura on Saturday (4/6).

He stopped short, however, of disclosing the amount of the second batch.

Selion said local farmers also expected to send four tons of Arabica coffee to domestic markets in other regions in Papua, including Jayapura, Wamena, Timika and those in other provinces including Jakarta.

“We currently have only three tons in stock [for the domestic market], but seeing the rate of coffee production in several regions in the Papua central mountain range area, we’re optimistic about achieving the target,” Selion said to the press.

High demand for the coffee, he added, allowed the cooperative to increase the price from Rp 5,000 (about 59 US cents) per liter last year to Rp 6,000 per liter this year.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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Controller for KSU Baliem Arabica

We are looking for a controller to be assigned and as governing person for

Coffee (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

cooperative that is purchasing coffee from its organic certified partner
producers. Including and mainly of the task are to control and monitor the
quantity of parchment coffee purchase by cooperative purchasing team,
verifying invoice against actual, administer all entries of purchase invoice
into computer database against farmer seller name, code and quantity for
traceability and for farmer not exceeding sales quota.

Control and records of how many parchment coffee is processed/hulled in factory
to make sure quantity is acrimonious with green bean output, as well as
processing cost.

Control and supervise bean sorting activities, keep records between good and
reject quality bean and quantity is consistently traceable to its previous
original form and place of purchase.

Implement internal control system through coordination with cooperative’
internal inspection team making sure it is properly in function on its tasks
and submit regular reports to cooperative and administer the file both soft
and hard forms, a system established which is aimed at enhancing
cooperative’s elligibility in its current endevour for another certification.
Do regular reporting of finance and project activities progress, issues
happen in the project deserving attention that feedbacks received are to be
followed up and implemented.

Maintain vehicle log that 2 cars will only be used for project related

Person hired is to help create cooperative a proper organisation to carry its
function from procurement, processing to transport and sales activities of
Papua Arabica coffee.

Person we are seeking is not necessarily experienced in coffee but accounting
and finance skill is a must. Troubleshooting, ability to work with people and
some quality of leadership as well as passion to learn and work are quality

Man is more acceptable to working condition, currently living and working in
Wamena is most preferred.

Our project information can be viewed at

Application considered qualified will be immediately responded or please call
if you are residing in Wamena.

Phone:0812 48609476
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