Skip to main content

Punya Rp 13 triliun di usia 20 tahun, apa kiat suksesnya?

Translate

Afi Nafisah's Impression of NSCF Coffee Origin Trip


Afi Nafisah's Impression of NSCF Coffee Origin Trip.

Written by Afi Nafisah


It was such a great eye opener. My passion for coffee begins as a coffee drinker. Living in the big city, my interaction with coffee mostly happened in the shop that sells coffee, from normal restaurant to fancy specialty coffee shop. I have very little understanding how the coffee farmers live and how they grow it and the supply chain that is involved in coffee production from the growers to the the roaster. 
Photo 1. Ms. Afi Nafisah wearing Bataknese Traditional Cloth, sitting on the stone chair of King Siallagan at Samosir Island.  

This trip definitely showed me the overall pictures of these regions, the people, the culture, the economy, and the process. By the end of it we had made a trip around Lake Toba, covered the great coffee regions of North Sumatra, namely Lintong, Simalungun, Dolok Sanggul, Sidikalang, Dairi, Samosir, Saribu Dolok, etc.



I felt really honored to have Mr Sabam Malau agreed to take me on this trip. His knowledge, expertise and passion for coffee and his effort to improve the quality of life of the farmers is impressive. Listening to his explanation about the soil, climate, and technique that affect the flavors of coffee,  while we were being in the actual location is one of the highlight of origin trip. We also had the opportunity to talk to the locals who had years of experience in coffee industry from the farmer, the collectors, the processor and the roaster and getting insight of their perception of taste and aroma of coffee.

Interestingly enough, we couldn’t seem to find any local coffee shop that sells coffee made from Arabica bean. Not only because of the more expensive price , but also because the locals prefer the taste of coffee made of Robusta bean.





My plan in coffee world

After this trip, I do think that the specification of coffee regions in North Sumatra hasn’t been much explored. I commonly found that the word Sumatra Mandheling is used as generic term for coffees that come from North Sumatra. North Sumatra consists of many different region that each has different soil, and different elevation/climate, thus the coffee that it is produced has different character as a result. I would like to see more of this differences being featured in the way coffee is being promoted and appreciated.

I would like to organize a single origin trip in the future. To take coffee lovers from all over the world to experience and understand different terroir and appreciate different taste of coffee from different region that grow in North Sumatra.
Thank you,

Afi Nafisah

Related post please click "NSCF Coffee Origin Trip January 2011".

Most popular posts

Buy Coffee

Buy Coffee (Dalam Bahasa Indonesia Beli Kopi) If you want to buy coffee, I sell coffee with Coffee Price Today. Order Online.
= - MINIMUM ORDER for EXPORT is 1 kg. It will be sended through Air Cargo. The profit will be used to help coffee farmers such as Pruning Shears Give Free of Charge to Coffee Farmers and training organic and entrepreneurs coffee quality as well as baristas training by using moderen roaster of coffee.  For more information, please click page Goldenways Coffee.  I do thank Buyers of my coffee and Their Testimony.  
- Mindestbestellmenge fuer Export is 1 kg.  Senden durch Air cargo zu Ihrem Hause in Ihrem Landes. Der Gewind wind verwendet, um Kaffeebauern zu helfen. - Minimum order voor export is 1 kg.  Het zal worden gestuurd via Air Cargo.   Verzenden via Air Cargo bij u thuis op UW LAND.  Der winstzal woden gebruikt om koffieboeren te helfen.  - Commande minimum pour l'expotation est de 1 kg. Il vous sera envoye par fret aerien. Envoi par fret aerien a votre mais…

Buy Coffee for China

Buy Coffee for China (Dalam Bahasa Indonesia  Beli Kopi Untuk China)
Coffee export means making money, increasing forex and bank activities, getting loan for export, shipping or freight, air plane, hotels, cafes, coffee shop, coffee  grinder.  Countries of coffee exporters are competing tightly. Each of them have been trying to come out on top for the sake of devisa and people welfare. They use several instruments such as tariff and non-tariff policies. Each of them always seeks market potential such as China. Indonesia is on the track to increase Indonesian Coffee’s Market Share in internal and external ASEAN Countries. Indonesia is optimistic to be able to increase its market share because of the Indonesian Coffee Grows good.

Nowadays, China is one of market target of green coffee bean export of Indonesian. Export value of indonesian green coffee bean to China was US$ 2.3 million in year 2009 and increased in year 2010. It’s wise to predict that export value of indonesian coffee to Ch…

00. Akreditasi Universitas HKBP Nommensen Medan

Sertifikat Akreditasi Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Medan. Terakreditasi B. 



Sertifikat Akreditasi:

00. SertifikatAkreditasi Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Medan. 01.  SertifikatAkreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Akuntasi 02.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Manajemen 03.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Ekonomi Pembangunan 04.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Administrasi Perpajakan 05.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Administrasi Bisnis 06.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Administrasi Negara 07.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Agroekoteknologi 08.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Agribisnis 09.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Teknologi Hasil Pertanian 10.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Peternakan 11.  Sertifikat Akreditasi Program Studi (Prodi) Ilmu Hukum 12.