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Sidikalang Coffee Entrepreneur Saor Aritonang

Sidikalang Coffee Entrepreneur Saor Aritonang


“Quality and no cheat are the key success factors of my business”, so said Mr. Saor Aritonang to Mr. Sabam Malau in a friendly interview took place today in the IDA Store in Sidikalang, the capital city of Dairi Regency of North Sumatra Province of Indonesia.
Photo 1: Saor Aritonang (Right), Safei (customer, center) and Sabam Malau (left) standing in the IDA Store. Safei (living in Tebing Tinggi) always buys IDA coffee powder for loyal customers in Bangka Belitung Province.


Mr. Saor Aritonang is the owner of the famous IDA store that sells the coffee powder. The store locates in Jalan Sudirman Nr. 20, Sidikalang, Telp (0627) 23330. Dr Sabam Malau is Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatera Coffee Forum. The following is the entire interview result.
Sabam Malau: Would you please tell me the buyers of your coffee powder? Saor Aritonang: The loyal buyers are living in this regency, other regencies, other towns, other provinces and abroad. They are people o…

To Develop Coffee is Tobasa Government’s Commitment

To Develop Coffee is Tobasa Government’s Commitment



"Tobasa Government has commitment to develop coffee", said Vice Regent of Tobasa Mr. Liberty Pasaribu to Mr. Sabam Malau in a friendly interview at Liberty Pasaribu’s office in Balige. 
Photo : Liberty Pasaribu (Vice Regent of Tobasa Government) and Sabam Malau (Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum). Photo taken at Liberty Pasaribu’s office in Balige.
Liberty Pasaribu, SH, MSi is Vice Regent of Tobasa Government , and Dr. Sabam Malau is Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum. Tobasa Regency is one of 26 regencies of North Sumatra Province of Indonesia. Tobasa area consists of forestry, farm land, and a part of Toba Lake (the largest lake of the world). The followings are questions and answers in the interview. 
Sabam Malau: How important is coffee for the people of Tobasa? Liberty Pasaribu: The current price of coffee bean at growers level can help a little bit to increase volks welfare. However, we hope the coffee …

Tobasa Coffee

Tobasa Coffee



"Investation on coffee in Tobasa will surely be success", so said Mr. Hormat Panjaitan to Mr. Sabam Malau in a friendly interview at Hormat Panjaitan’s office in Balige.

Photo 1: Sabam Malau (white shirt) shaked hands with Hormat Panjaitan. The others  (from left to right) are Parlindungan Manurung, Mintar Manurung, Jose Rizal Pasaribu and Pison J. Tampubolon.  Photo taken at Hormat Panjaitan’s office in Balige.


Hormat Panjaitan S.IP is Head of Forestry and Estate Department at Tobasa Government Office, and Dr. Sabam Malau is Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatera Coffee Forum. Tobasa Rigency is one of 26 regencies of North Sumatera Province of Indonesia. Tobasa area consists of forestry, farm land, and a part of Toba Lake, the largest lake in the world. At the interview, Hormat Panjaitan was accompanied by his staffs namely Jose Rizal Pasaribu SH, Ir. Mintar Manurung, Parlindungan Manurung, SST and Ir. Pison J. Tampubolon. Sometimes, the staffs added some information an…

Coffee in USA Part 2

Coffee in USA Part 2



Out of 58 countries and cities, the following are the 20 largest countries that imported coffee bean of North Sumatra Province of Indonesia (presented in decending order): USA, JAPAN, GERMANY, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, CANADA, BELGIUM, UNITED KINGDOM, INDIA, TAIWAN, AUSTRALIA, ITALY, KOREA, MEXICO, BULGARIA, NETHERLAND, NEW ZEALAND, IRELAND, EGYPT and CHINA. The USA contributed 47,86% to total export quantity and 50.85% to total export value of coffee bean of North Sumatra Province.

      The contribution of 58 countries and cities to total export quantity (100%) as well as to total export value (100%) of exported coffee bean of North Sumatra Province are presented in the following: 01. AL.GERIA 0.04 (% tolal quantity); 0.02 (% of total value) 02. ANTWERP 0.005; 0.01 03. AUSTRALIA 1.66 ; 1.85 04. BELGIUM 2.46; 2.22 05. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 0.07; 0.03 06. BULGARIA 0.72; 0.75 07. CANADA 2.70; 2.75 08. CHINA 0.39; 0.28 09. DENMARK 0.13; 0.12 10. DURBAN 0.01; 0.01 11. EGYPT 0.40;…

Coffee in USA

Coffee in USA



Coffee in USA is very high demanded.  Total exports of coffee bean of year 2005 to 2010 (6 years) from North Sumatera of Indonesia was 377,121.6 tons with value US$ 1,171,015,126; or in average 62,853.6 tons/year and US$ 195,2 Million per year. Nearly all of those exported coffee bean were coffee bean of North Sumatera (see Data of Coffee of North Sumatera Province of Indonesia), and only a small amount came from other provinces.

The followings are the name of 58 countries and cities of the world which imports coffee bean from North Sumatera of Indonesia.  The quantity is in ton, and the value is in US$ 000, totally 6 years (2005-2010).  For example, Al Geria imported 165.6 tons with value US$ 253,700 total of 6 years (2005-2010).  The complete list  is the following.

01. AL GERIA 165.6 (ton); 253.7 (in US$ 000); 02. ANTWERP 17.1; 64.2 03. AUSTRALIA 6,247.6; 21,630.9 04. BELGIUM 9,273.6; 26,053.4 05. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 252.5; 358.0 06. BULGARIA 2,727.1; 8,810.6 07. CANADA 10,17…

Data of Coffee of North Sumatra Province of Indonesia

Data of Coffee of North Sumatra Province of Indonesia


Data of coffee production, FOB, planting area and productivity of North Sumatra Province of Indonesia are as followings. North Sumatera produced 58,965 ton of coffee bean in year 2005, and 63,269 (2006), 71,444 (2007), 62,888 (2008), and 67,318 (2009) due to BPS of North Sumatra (North Sumatra In Figure, 2010). I estimate the production was in amount of 60,126 tons for year 2010.FOB Value was US$ 164,129,000 (2005), 176,500,000 (2006), 216,664,000 (2007), 211,007,000 (2008) and 203,646,000 (2009). I estimate the FOB value was US$ 193,000,000 due to decrease production amids the increase price. By excluding the production of  the big coffee estates, production of coffee smallholders estates were: (a) Total production of arabica coffee bean in North Sumatera Province were 41,790 (2005), 38,524 (2006), 42,223 (2007), 39,268 (2008), and 45,483 (2009),  and (b) Total production of robusta coffee bean in North Sumatera Province was  13,227…

Coffee Bean’s Peak Harvest Season

Coffee Bean’s Peak Harvest Season 2011

     Coffee bean's peak harvest season in April-May 2011 in North Sumatera Province of Indonesia did not happen, and the peak harvest season in October-November  2011 seems to happen but still needs to be firmed on the next surveys by NSCF. The NSCF welcomes other parties who want to joint in the next surveys conducted by NSCF. If you want to participate in the next surveys and if you order or request the data, then you will surely be the first party who will receive the data which will be emailed directly as soon as possible to you. So, don't hesitate to contact NSCF Chairman.        Those are the conclusions of the field survey conducted on June-July 2011 by Chairman of NSCF Dr. Sabam Malau  in centers of coffee production fields in North Sumatera Province of Indonesia. Photo : NSCF Chairman Dr. Sabam Malau standing on coffee field on the edge of Toba Lake, the largest lake of the world. Photo was taken amids Coffee Survey conducted on Jun…