Indonesian Premium Coffee is Interested in Taiwan Market

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, November 25 2017 - 17:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi dan Ibu Negara Iriana saat mampir di Kedai Kopi Tuku di Jakarta, Minggu (2/7). (Foto: BPMI)
Presiden Jokowi dan Ibu Negara Iriana saat mampir di Kedai Kopi Tuku di Jakarta, Minggu (2/7). (Foto: BPMI)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Indonesia's premium coffee (specialty coffee) at Taiwan International Coffee Show (TICS) 2017 which took place on 17-20 November 2017 at Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, attracted Taiwan market and successfully recorded transactions worth 581.9 thousand US dollars.

"The coffee enthusiasts who visited the exhibition were looking for premium Indonesian coffee, they came to roast and brew their own coffee," said Chief of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KDEI) Taipei Robert James Bintaryo, in a written statement received on Friday (2411 / 2017)

TICS is part of Taiwan Coffee, Tea, and Wine Expo 2017 held on the same date and place. The transaction value of 581.9 thousand US dollars is believed to still be increased.

"This value does not include all transactions that occur because there are still many transactions that are still not final," said Robert.

A total of 11 companies participated with a variety of business fields, ranging from exporters, roasters, to importers who process Indonesian coffee into ready-to-eat products.

In the exhibition, IETO also held a cupping show of Indonesian premium coffee on 19-20 November 2017. A total of 12 types of premium coffee Indonesia served through this activity.

Another step is taken by IETO Taipei to promote Inodnesia coffee, among others, with Tour de Coffee on a mission to purchase coffee products to Takengon, Aceh. This event is scheduled to take place on 26 November 2017.

"This five-day event includes a visit to the garden and watches the process of processing coffee, cupping, as well as one-on-one business meeting into the series of events," said Robert.

Throughout the period of January-September 2017, Indonesia's coffee exports to the Taiwan market has reached 16.4 million US dollars or 10.6 percent of Taiwan's total coffee imports of 155.56 million US dollars.

The value is up 19.4 percent over the same period in 2016. With this performance put Indonesia as the third largest coffee exporter to Taiwan after Vietnam and the United States and outperformed Brazil and Ethiopia.

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