LAMPUNG, Sumatra, Indonesia – The Indonesian Ministry of Industry has again held International Coffee Day celebration in Lampung, from September 29 to October 1, 2017, to boost exports and improve the performance of domestic coffee processing industry.
“It is expected that in the future, Indonesia will become the main exporter of roasted bean in Asia and the world,” Director General of Agro Industry Panggah Susanto said in a written statement, Sunday (10/1/2017).
Panggah said the development of coffee processing industry policy is aimed at the development of the domestic market. The development started from the improvement of human resource capacity such as barista, roaster, cupper.
Apart from human resources, the government also increased the value added of coffee beans in the country, and improved the quality of processed coffee. The processed coffee is roasted coffee through the mastery of roasting technology.
“We are optimistic that the growth of the middle class and lifestyle changes in Indonesian society will also significantly improve the performance of the coffee processing industry in the country,” he said.
Director General of Small and Medium Industry Gati Wibawaningsih said the trade balance of Indonesian processed coffee products surplus amounted to 349.18 million. In 2016, the sector recorded export figures of USD427.89 million, an increase of 19% from 2015.
“Exports of processed coffee products are dominated by instant coffee products, extracts, essences and coffee concentrates spread to major export destinations of ASEAN, China and the United Arab Emirates,” Gati said.