the world coffee story from indonesia
Coffee is now symptomatic in the corners of towns and villages in Indonesia. But if we talked about years ago, classy delicious coffee tends to be understood as imported coffee.
Talk country, then Italy can easily be appointed to have a share in the development of world coffee. This is even more so when we speak espresso, macchiato, caffe latte, and so on.
But in fact, the coffee beans used in all types of presentation that one of them came from Indonesia.
"Robusta that grows in Java has good quality," says Italian coffee expert Giuseppe Trovato, speaking of the coffee blend used by Italian baristas.
Italy itself has a share of the skills of presentation earlier. On the other hand, the country does not have a coffee plantation.
Until the last record of 2015, Italy received an Indonesian coffee export of 43,048 tons, out of a total export of 499,612.7 tons of Indonesian coffee worldwide throughout the year.
Data obtained from the Central Bureau of Statistics also shows that the largest is directed to the United States, amounting to 65,481.3 tons.
Ironically, the Indonesian community itself was not necessarily aware that Italian coffee, the United States, or any other country - which was imported back to Indonesia - came from his country, perhaps not far from his own hometown.
Common coffee in Indonesia-even today-is coffee sachets. This condition then attracted the attention of a coffee enthusiast named Setya Yudha Indraswara.
He was intrigued by it. Because, initially he admitted trouble to obtain coffee crops on Indonesian soil when visiting a coffee shop (warkop).
In fact, warkop is like coffeeshop for the people of Indonesia. On the other hand, precisely the best coffee in the country, if available, have prices that are considered less populist.
An idea then came to mind, what if he bridged both: original Indonesian coffee and warkop.
"Departing from the trouble I was looking for coffee 'bener' in the stall, it can be sachet-an merely I try to put real coffee, then try to put in warkop," said Setya Yudha Indraswara who also called Ulil this.
From a brief experience in the field, Ulil caught that access to get coffee in the field was limited. Secondly, the price for them becomes an obstacle.
"I want to actually maybe ngomporin ya so that coffee in Indonesia is increasingly easy to obtain, more and more available in stalls, and the price is also affordable," he said.
The idea was fruitful Warkop Network Nusantara or JWN. He wants to get through this network, the Indonesian people can learn the coffee of his own country.
"People learn coffee from the shape of still grain, then roasted, or roasted, the Java language is roasted," he joked.
Through this network, he builds his friends who are managers of warkop to learn step by step, from the coffee just picked, until finally can tersaji to consumers.
Also important from each message is the coffee character of each different region, be it Gayo coffee, Mandailing, Lampung, Java, Toraja, Bali, Flores, and Papua.
"Indonesia is a coffee country, where the best coffee, the best, the good coffee is here, we at JWN want to introduce the coffee, 'eh this loh, do not get in our own place rich in coffee, we enggak know ', "says this bespectacled man.
Now a number of his dorms are developing in various places. One of them is Adu Manies store located in Pondok Indah area, South Jakarta.
"Ulil has an idea that I think is brilliant yes, I also have long played in coffee never thought to make a network like this," said Ari, the owner of the store.
People with brilliant ideas like Ulil are unexpectedly able to have such a massive role in society. They may even be around us, our own friends, or our own siblings.
Therefore, Ulil was registered in the 2015 MLDSpot Content Hunt competition, and became a champion in the Inspiring People category.
Success stories of this kind should be proud, lifted, and celebrated. Because Indonesia has many figures, places, products, even communities that can provide inspirational value for the country.
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