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Organic Coffee

Organic Coffee

I believe in business approach rather than charity approach”, said Thomas Sproten to Sabam Malau in a very friendly atmosphere of conversation.
Photo: Thomas Sproten discussed with Sabam Malau at TIP TOP Restaurant Medan. A coffee toast.
Thomas Sproten, a German, is consultant for JaPPSa which is a network of nine NGOs working in North Sumatra of Indonesia to support the marketing of various agricultural commodities that are preferably grown in an organic or environment-friendly way. Coffee is one of the products that JaPPSa intends to offer to interested buyers. Sabam Malau is Chairman of NSCF-North Sumatra Coffee Forum of Indonesia.



The followings are core of Thomas Sproten’s explaination about background and his duty as consultant of JaPSSa. He loves coffee especially North Sumatran Coffee as one of the world’s best coffee. By using his experience and knowledge, he wants to help JaPPSa in organic market. He knows what organic commodities are, and what the criterion ar…

Q Grader of Coffee Bean

Q Grader of  Coffee Bean



Certificate of Completion of the 3rd Indonesian Q-Grader Course of Arabica Coffee 7-12 November 2011 at Kopi Bali House, Sanur, Bali was awarded to me and my friends by Rocky Rhodes, and he said “Congratulation” to us. The Certificate was signed by Ted Lingle (Executive Director of Coffee Quality Insttute, CQI, USA) and Rocky Rhodes (Principal Instructor of International Coffee Consulting, ICC, USA). Photo 1. Rocky Rhodes gave Certificate of Completion of Q-Grader Course of Arabica Coffee to Dr. Sabam Malau (right) 
What is Q-Grader Course? The following is written on the Certificate of Completion of the Q-Grader Course: “In recognition of completing the curriculum of cupping training designed to teach the basic sensory skills and expertise required in the evaluation of coffee through standardized methods of cupping and grading established by the Technical Standards Committee of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, this certificate has been duly earned by…