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Indonesia — Home of World's Finest Coffee

Letter submitted by the SCAA Portrait Country, Indonesia

Indonesia's 3,200-mile archipelago with more than 13,000 islands, 120 active volcanoes, ample rainfall, fertile soil, and ideal temperatures is home to a variety of coffees. It is no surprise that Indonesia was named the third largest producer of coffee in the world in 2014, according to the International Coffee Organization. Annually, Indonesia is estimated to produce 750 thousand metric tons of coffee. Of this total, an estimated 154 thousand metric tons is required for domestic consumption. Of the exports, 25% are Arabica beans, and the rest comprised of Robusta.

Specialty Arabica Coffee is undoubtedly Indonesia's most famous gift to the world that has reached worldwide acknowledgment, establishing Indonesia’s position as the second largest specialty Arabica exporter in the world with 150,000 tons of export per year. Since 1699, nearly 100 genetic varieties of Arabica Coffee have been identified in Indonesia which include Sumatera Lintong, Sumatera Koerinci, Sumatera Solok Minang, Java Preanger, Java Ijen Raung, Java Estate, Sulawesi Toraja, Papua Wamena and many more small holder coffees that been produced in our 6 coffee islands. Currently, Indonesia holds the sustainable development to the Arabica Coffee cultivation and we will showcase our finest coffees at the 2016 SCAA Expo in Atlanta.

Thanks to an increase in modern post-harvest facilities and improved yield techniques, Indonesian growers have mastered the production of a wide range of cupping profiles, such as Giling Basah or Wet Hulled, each measured and graded to meet SCAA specialty standards and protocols. As coffee aficionados continue to seek innovation, sustainability and transparency, many farmer’s cooperatives and exporters of Indonesia has obtained certifications and growing sophistication to satisfy the demands of discerning buyers all over the world.

A specialty coffee adventure full of rich history and flavor awaits buyers and visitors wishing to engage with Indonesian specialty coffee growers and exporters. Come join us at the 28th Annual SCAA Expo to experience the finest coffee profiles of Indonesia.

For more information, please visit: www.remarkableindonesiancoffee.com