Coffee Exports to Korea Increases 53.01 Percent

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, November 15 2017 - 18:00 IWST

Kopi Indonesia (Foto Ist)
Kopi Indonesia (Foto Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Trade Ministry stated that Indonesia's coffee exports to South Korea increased 53.01 percent in the period from January to August 2017 or US $ 9.42 million.

Director General of National Export Development Ministry of Trade Arlinda in Jakarta, Tuesday (14/11/2017) explained that the high demand for Indonesian coffee in South Korea is one of them due to increased consumption of coffee in the country Ginseng it.

"South Korean media Yonhap said that the average population consumes 500 cups of coffee during 2016. This is what encourages the growth of coffee exports from Indonesia in the last five years by 14.39 percent," said Arlinda in a written statement.

Coffee consumption in the country with the fourth largest economy of Asia was even increased by 25 percent in the last decade. The ministry sees this as an opportunity to boost coffee exports to South Korea through promotion at the Seoul Int'l Cafe Show 2017 held on 9-12 November 2017 at the Convention & Exhibition Center (COEX), Seoul, South Korea.

"Indonesia is the world's 4th largest exporter of coffee, a great opportunity for Indonesia to prove the quality and variant of its products as sourcing destination in Asia in meeting the high demand for coffee in South Korea," Arlinda added.

The Indonesian Pavilion is present in 90 square meters of land with the theme "Remarkable Indonesia" located in Hall C number 837. A total of 12 business actors engaged in the coffee industry, coco sugar and glassware successfully passed the selection process and performed in the Indonesian Pavilion.

The Seoul Intl Cafe Show exhibition is one of Asia's largest coffee promotion and hub platforms featuring a variety of products served in coffee shops or cafes such as coffee and light coffee snacks. The exhibition was attended by 600 participants from 40 countries and is expected to be visited by about 160,000 people from 80 countries.

Cafe Show 2017 is the 16th exhibition of the event and held World Barista Championship (WBC) to attract more visitors.

The Government of Korea through Small & Medium Business Corporation (SBC) supports Indonesia's participation by holding one-on-one business matching with potential buyers who are interested in Indonesian coffee.

"In an effort to expand the Indonesian coffee market, this participation is expected to build business relations between the two countries, thereby boosting Indonesia's coffee exports and other coffee support products," said Arlinda.

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