Indonesian Coffee Scored 18 Million US Dollars

ATLANTA - The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) officially announces Indonesia as the Portrait Country for the 28th SCAA 2016. 

Not only that, coffee from Indonesia which brought in SCAA Expo 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, US also scored  transaction worth US$18 million, or approximately 200 containers.

"The transaction is the result of efforts to encourage the export of coffee commodity Indonesia to the United States. It is expected that the quality of good coffee from several suppliers that ensure the continuity of trade relations with partners in the US," said Director General of Export Development (PEN) Ministry of Commerce, Nus Nuzulia Isaac, Sunday (17/4).

Until the second day of the exhibition which took place 14 to 17 April 2016, Indonesia managed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) coffee purchases worth US$ 18 million with the number of 200 containers between members of the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) with Royal Coffee Inc. California and New York.

Nus added, the transaction is expected to continue to rise until after the exhibition at the SCAA exhibition Expo 28 which was officially opened on Friday (14/4).

Indonesia’s 3,200-mile archipelago with 17,000 islands, 120 active volcanoes, ample rainfall, fertile soil, and ideal temperatures have led to the existence of a variety of coffees.

It is no surprise that Indonesia was placed as the fourth largest producer of coffee in the world in 2014, according to the International Coffee Organization.

Annually, Indonesia is estimated to produce 540 thousand metric tons of coffee. Of this total, an estimated 154 thousand metric tons is required for domestic consumption, 25 percent are Arabica beans and the remaining Robusta.

Specialty Arabica coffee is Indonesia’s most popularly exported product and has gained worldwide acknowledgment. This has positioned Indonesia as the 2nd largest specialty Arabica exporter in the world, with 150,000 tons of export per year.

Nearly 100 genetic varieties of Arabica coffee have been created since 1699 – some of these include Sumatera Lintong, Sumatera Koerinci, Sumatera Solok Minang, Java Preanger, Java Ijen Raung, Java Estate, Sulawesi Toraja, Papua Wamena and much more. Currently, Indonesia is sustainably cultivating Arabica coffee and will be showcasing this at the SCAA Event this year.

In addition, most of Indonesia’s Robusta is used in instant coffee and other manufactured products. The Indonesian island of Sumatra is the largest producer of Robusta coffee, with the provinces of Lampung, South Sumatra, and Bengkulu accounting for 50 percent of total national coffee production and up to 75 percent of Robusta production.

Thanks to an increase in modern post-harvest facilities and improved yield techniques, Indonesian growers have been able to master the production of a wide range of cupping profiles, such as Giling Basah and Wet Hulled.

Many Indonesian farming cooperatives and exporters are obtaining certifications and growing in sophistication to satisfy the demands of discerning buyers all over the world.

All Arabica and Robusta coffees produced in Indonesia are measured and graded to meet SCAA specialty standards and protocols.

A specialty coffee adventure full of rich history and flavor awaits buyers and visitors wishing to engage with Indonesian specialty coffee growers and exporters.

source: http://en.sindonews.com/read/1101746/196/indonesian-coffee-scored-18-million-us-dollars-1460878347

ATLANTA - The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) officially announces Indonesia as the Portrait Country for the 28th SCAA 2016. 

Not only that, coffee from Indonesia which brought in SCAA Expo 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, US also scored  transaction worth US$18 million, or approximately 200 containers.

"The transaction is the result of efforts to encourage the export of coffee commodity Indonesia to the United States. It is expected that the quality of good coffee from several suppliers that ensure the continuity of trade relations with partners in the US," said Director General of Export Development (PEN) Ministry of Commerce, Nus Nuzulia Isaac, Sunday (17/4).

Until the second day of the exhibition which took place 14 to 17 April 2016, Indonesia managed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) coffee purchases worth US$ 18 million with the number of 200 containers between members of the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) with Royal Coffee Inc. California and New York.

Nus added, the transaction is expected to continue to rise until after the exhibition at the SCAA exhibition Expo 28 which was officially opened on Friday (14/4).

Indonesia’s 3,200-mile archipelago with 17,000 islands, 120 active volcanoes, ample rainfall, fertile soil, and ideal temperatures have led to the existence of a variety of coffees.

It is no surprise that Indonesia was placed as the fourth largest producer of coffee in the world in 2014, according to the International Coffee Organization.

Annually, Indonesia is estimated to produce 540 thousand metric tons of coffee. Of this total, an estimated 154 thousand metric tons is required for domestic consumption, 25 percent are Arabica beans and the remaining Robusta.

Specialty Arabica coffee is Indonesia’s most popularly exported product and has gained worldwide acknowledgment. This has positioned Indonesia as the 2nd largest specialty Arabica exporter in the world, with 150,000 tons of export per year.

Nearly 100 genetic varieties of Arabica coffee have been created since 1699 – some of these include Sumatera Lintong, Sumatera Koerinci, Sumatera Solok Minang, Java Preanger, Java Ijen Raung, Java Estate, Sulawesi Toraja, Papua Wamena and much more. Currently, Indonesia is sustainably cultivating Arabica coffee and will be showcasing this at the SCAA Event this year.

In addition, most of Indonesia’s Robusta is used in instant coffee and other manufactured products. The Indonesian island of Sumatra is the largest producer of Robusta coffee, with the provinces of Lampung, South Sumatra, and Bengkulu accounting for 50 percent of total national coffee production and up to 75 percent of Robusta production.

Thanks to an increase in modern post-harvest facilities and improved yield techniques, Indonesian growers have been able to master the production of a wide range of cupping profiles, such as Giling Basah and Wet Hulled.

Many Indonesian farming cooperatives and exporters are obtaining certifications and growing in sophistication to satisfy the demands of discerning buyers all over the world.

All Arabica and Robusta coffees produced in Indonesia are measured and graded to meet SCAA specialty standards and protocols.

A specialty coffee adventure full of rich history and flavor awaits buyers and visitors wishing to engage with Indonesian specialty coffee growers and exporters.

source: http://en.sindonews.com/read/1101746/196/indonesian-coffee-scored-18-million-us-dollars-1460878347