Delicious Coffee and Global Indonesian Coffee Stories
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Who doesn’t love coffee? Of course there isn’t. This may be what makes Indonesia the best coffee-drinking and coffee producer in the world. Then, one of the famous coffees is Solok coffee, West Sumatra.
Solok Radjo coffee, which is quite famous there, is produced by the Solok Radjo Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative, from the highlands of Solok Regency. The coffee plantations lie on the shores of Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Talang Lake, Gumanti Valley and the slopes of Mount Talang, all of which are located in one area.
Solok coffee is popular because it has a unique character. Ground coffee has a spicy smell with lemongrass aroma and a fruity taste. This coffee is grown in the Solok highlands at an altitude of 1,200-1,800 masl, in a cool area, where at night the temperature can reach 15 degrees Celsius.
In some notes, the development of Solok Radjo Coffee is quite rapid. It used to be two tons per year of green beans. There are also more and more coffee farmers joining the cooperative, there are already 2600 coffee farmers.
Two years in a row Kopi Solok from Solok Radjo has won an award from a prestigious coffee competition at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in Melbourne. In March 2016, Solok honey coffee named Limau Cirago from Solok Radjo brought by the Tanamera Roasteri in Jakarta won two prestigious awards, namely silver and bronze at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo.
With this great prospect, in fact there are several obstacles that are currently the concern of farmers, namely the matter of seed procurement. The farmers already have a big desire to grow coffee. Even though on several occasions, the local government provided assistance for tens of thousands of coffee seedlings, they felt that this was not enough.
Coffee consumption continues to increase in Indonesia
For your information, Indonesia is also among the largest coffee consumers in the world. Data from the International Coffee Organization (ICO), records that coffee consumption in Indonesia in the 2018-2019 period reached 4.6 million lb (sacks / 60 kg), and is in 6th place with the largest coffee consumption in the world after Russia.
Meanwhile, the largest coffee consumers in the world are countries that are members of the European Union with a consumption of more than 42.6 million lb, followed by the United States (25.8 lb) and Brazil (21.2 lb.
In Indonesia alone, coffee consumption is recorded to increase every year. Those are the notes from the ICO in the 2010-2019 period. In that note, coffee consumption in Indonesia in the 2010-2011 period reached 3.33 million lb, increased to 4.25 million lb in the 2016-2017 period, and peaked last year (2019) with a record of 4.8 million lb.
This may be driven by the consumption of coffee for urban circles and the start to expand into modern coffee shops developed by SMEs and culinary companies. Young people are starting to enjoy a variety of coffees from all over the country in easy ways, from pure coffee to coffee with syrup blends.
Although coffee consumption in Indonesia continues to increase every year, in fact it is not directly proportional to coffee production, exports and imports of coffee in Indonesia. In the records of BPS, the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan), and the Directorate General of Plantation, coffee production tends to be dynamic periodically from 2012 to 2019.
In 2012, the national coffee production reached 692.1 million tons, then decreased in 2014 with 647.8 million tons. Then in 2016 it slowly increased with a defect of 663.9 million tons, continuing to rise until 2018 which achieved 756.1 million tons. The trend of the increase continues until 2019 by recording 761 million tons.
The coffee production record also affects the amount of coffee exports from Indonesia. During that period, coffee exports were recorded to be quite dynamic, but with an overall downward trend. This record shows that in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019, exports tended to increase, but in 2014, 2016 and 2018, they tended to decline.
Meanwhile, regarding coffee imports, from 2012 to 2013 there was a decline, from 52.6 thousand tons to 15.8 thousand tons. Then it sloped from 19.1 thousand tonnes (2014) to 14.2 thousand tonnes in 2017. In 2018, the import record tended to rise, reaching 76.8 thousand tonnes, and fell again in 2019 by posting 32.1 thousand tonnes.
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