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Coffee Market Indicators

Coffee Market Indicator

In the market, a belief lives that the indicator covers all factors that can influence the price. The prices reflect the real condition namely Supply-Demand Law (Click here Higher Coffee Price by Insane Idea?). Hence, I still expect the indicators go up, it means the coffee bean price goes up significantly in the next days, weeks and months to come. Will coffee price decrease? No, no at all. No signs yet available. The indicators went up in USA and Europe market. Let’s see the following data from 1 August 2011 to 25 August 2011 (ICO, August 2011).  The ICO composite indicator went up from 220.6 to 224.81 (+2.2%,) with high 224.81 and low 195.85 and average 208.34Colombian Mild Group Indicator 273.50 to 303.30 (+10.9%) with high 303.30, low 267.18 and average 281.88Other Milds Group Indicator from 255.70 to 286.94 (+12.2%) with high 286.94, low 250.25 and average 265.06Brazilian Naturals Group Indicator 234.06 to 266.36 (+13.8%) with high 266.36, low 277.23 and ave…

North Sumatran Coffee Trip 2012 sponsored by NSCF

North Sumatran Coffee Trip 2012 sponsored by NSCF Hotels and Lunch will be free of charges in the "North Sumatran Coffee Trip 2012" which will be sponsored and organized by NSCF.
Photo 1: Dr. Sabam Malau standing on coffee field on the edge of Toba Lake, the world's largest lake. Photo was taken amids Coffee Survey by Chairman of NSCF Dr. Sabam Malau on June-July 2011. Photo took place in Hutaginjang Village of Sianjur Mula-mula Subregency of Samosir Regency of North Sumatera Province of Indonesia (Source Sabam Malau 2011).  Photo 2: Dr. Sabam Malau discussing with coffee growers in Sidikalang, Dairi Regency of North Sumatra of Indonesia (Source Sabam Malau 2010). 

Do you know the place where Ecoscofas Coffee is practicing?
Do you have eager desire to see coffee growers taking care of coffee?
Let us visit one of the world's center of the best coffee: North Sumatra Province of Indonesia. 
It's a palace of paradise. 
There you can taste the unique, delicious and fragrant c…

Coffee Princess Stella Florensia about young drinkers of coffee

Coffee Princess Stella Florensia about young drinkers of coffee


“The number of coffee drinkers among young people increased significantly”, said Stella Florensia to Sabam Malau in a friendly interview.
Photo 1: Ms. Stella Florensia, Indonesian Coffee Princess Best Personality 2011

Stella Florensia was the Coffee Princess Best Personality awarded by the Coffee Queen Contest of Indonesia 2011 that was held in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, in April 2011. She as one of two representatives of Central Java Province was among contestants coming from 14 Provinces of Indonesia.  She was born in Pekan Baru on May 28, 1989. She is the daughter of Ir. Djumadi Hutajulu and Ellen Hutapea. She studies Biology at State University of Semarang. 
Sabam Malau: You are young lady. How is coffee culture among the youth?
Stella Florensia: Many young people are also coffee drinkers. Coffee drinking becomes routine activity as well as social tools of youth in building friendship. Let alone many types of…

Coffee Princess Stella Florensia about North Sumatran Coffee?

Coffee Princess Stella Florensia about North Sumatran Coffee?



North Sumatran coffee already has an international reputation, said Ms. Stella Florensia in a friendly interview conducted by Sabam Malau. Photo 1: Stella Florensia (right) and her mother Ellen Hutapea (left)




Stella Florensia has been awarded as Princess Coffee Best Personality by the Coffee Queen Contest of Indonesia 2011 which was conducted in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, in April 2011. The contestants came from 14 Provinces of Indonesia.  She was one of the two representatives of Central Java Province. She who was born in Pekan Baru on May 28, 1989 is the daughter of Ir. Djumadi Hutajulu and Ellen Hutapea. She is an undergraduate student of Biology at State University of Semarang.  Dr. Sabam Malau is the Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum. In order to provide her comprehensive opinion,  all interview results are presented in two pages.  Some of the interview results are presented in this page, and some…

Coffee Berry Borer discussed by Indo CafCo (ECOM), IFC World Bank, CIRAD, ICCRI and NSCF

Coffee Berry Borer discussed by Indo CafCo (ECOM), IFC World Bank, CIRAD, ICCRI and NSCF
The coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (CBB) was the focused discussion between Edouard Bault,  Dr. Bernard P. Dufour, Dr. Sabam Malau, Dr. Zaenuddin, and Ir. Edwin Sanso Saragih MS.


Photo: (from left to right)  Dr. Zaenuddin, Dr. Bernard P. Dufour, Edouard Bault, Dr. Sabam Malau and Ir. Edwin Sanso Saragih, MS. Photo taken at Arya Duta Hotel Medan, North Sumatra Province of Indonesia, on Monday August 15, 2011. Discussion took place in Arya Duta Hotel in Medan on Monday August 15, 2011. Edouard Bault is Manager of Sustainability and Farmers Support Division at PT. Indo CafCo which belongs to ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation Ltd. Dr. Bernard P. Dufour is a coffee entomologist working at CIRAD, a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues. Dr. Zaenuddin, a scientist at Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute(ICCRI) Jem…

Dairi Coffee or Sidikalang Coffee is Already Very Famous

Dairi Coffee or Sidikalang Coffee is Already Very Famous




“Dairi Coffee or Sidikalang Coffee is already very famous”, said Regent of Dairi Mr. Kra Johnny Sitohang Adinagoro to Sabam Malau in an interview at the Regent’s office in Sidikalang.
Picture 1: (from left to right) Denny Indra Simson Simangunsong STP, Bharaty, Dr. Sabam Malau, Kra Johnny Sitohang Adinagoro, Ir. Agus Bukka, Bintoha Angkat SP, Ir. Relly Tarigan. Photo taken in the regent office.
Sidkalang is the capital city of Dairi Regency of North Sumatera of Indonesia.  Kra Johnny Sitohang Adinagoro is the Regent (head) of Dairi Regency, while Dr. Sabam Malau is Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum. Ms. Bharaty and Denny Indra Simson Simangunsong STP were also attending the meeting. Ms. Bharaty is the RACA Coordinator USAID AMARTA, while Denny was the RACA manager in Karo Regency. Ms. Bharaty explained the goal and activities of RACA. In AMARTA Project, one of the pillars is to help improve supporting public infrastructur…

Dairi Coffee Profile

Dairi Coffee Profile



“Dairi Coffee will have the best competitiveness”, said Ir. Agus Bukka to Dr. Sabam Malau in an interview at the Regent’s office in Sidikalang.

Picture:(from left to right) Bharaty, Denny Indra Simson Simangunsong STP, Ir. Agus Bukka, Dr. Sabam Malau, Bintoha Angkat SP, Ir. Relly Tarigan. Photo taken in the lobby of regent office.
Sidikalang is the capital city of Dairi Regency of North Sumatra of Indonesia. Ir. Agus Bukka is the Head of Forestry and Estate Department of Dairi Regencial Goverment, while Dr. Sabam Malau is Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum. Ms. Bharaty (the RACA Coordinator USAID AMARTA) and Denny Indra Simson Simangunsong, STP (the RACA manager in Karo Regency) were also attending the meeting. The interview was conducted after referring of the Dairi regent who was also interviewed before (see  page Dairi Coffee or Sidikalang Coffee is Already Very Famous). The followings are some of the interview results.

Sabam Malau: Would you please tell u…

Coffee of the World is now on the Way to Death !!!!

Coffee of the World is now on the Way to Death !!!!



That's my statement as a compliment to news on The Specialty Coffee Chronicle 2011 Issue No. 3 which is a publication of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).
Photo: Coffee fruit looks good (left), unfortunately no beans are inside (right) because CBB have eaten the beans  (source Sabam Malau 2010)
On the magazine there is stated that coffee is in the throes of the crisis now because of the coffee berry borer (CBB) that accounts for US$500 million in loses yearly, and it's on cource to get even worse.

I agree with the latter statement. Don't you think that CBB can cause no more coffee available in the short future? At least, CBB will reduce coffee production very significantly up to 92%. If coffee growers can only harvest a small quantity of bean through which they cannot earn enough money for their family, then coffee growers will not grow coffee anymore. That it is deadly horrible, you can read a survey repo…

World Coffee Bean Exports

World Coffee Bean Exports

Total arabica and robusta coffee exports increased by 738,485 bags (60-kilo bags) or 9,21% from 8,019,018 bags on June 10, 2010 to 8,757,503 on June 10, 2011 by Exporting Countries (ICO, 2011).  Out of 54 exporting countries, 19 of them  increased their coffee exports. They are as followings – from largest increase to smallest increase: country (Arabica/Robusta; quantity of increase; percentage): (1) Brazil (A/R; 515,124 ; 24.09), (2) Vietnam (R; 289,909; 28.70) (3) India (A/R; 247,474; 58.57), (4) Uganda (R/A; 135,968; 57.87), (5) Mexico (A; 99,243; 50.84), (6) El Salvador (A; 63,462; 94.84), (7) Guatemala (A; 40,906; 10.35), (8) Ecuador (A/R; 33,059; 39.23), (9) Tanzania (A/R; 21,985; 98.67), (10) Burundi (A; 20,252; 1,158.58), (11) Kenya (A; 16,359; 37.49), (12) Papua New Guinea (A/R; 15,583; 13.07), (13) Dominican Republic (A; 5,303; 138.21), (14) Thailand (R; 3,500; 24.14), (15) Rwanda (A; 2,321; 13.13), (16) Congo, Dem. Rep. of (R/A; 1,422; 11.31), (17) Ma…