Introducing Indonesian Coffee Culture to SA
Ambassador Salman Al Farisi of Indonesia and High Commissioner Zainal Arif Mantaha of Singapore at the Indonesian Coffee Tasting
19 October 2021
Coffee cultivation in Indonesia began in the late 1600s and early 1700s, and has played an important role in the growth of the country. Indonesia’s geography and climate is well-suited for coffee plantations with it being near the equator and with numerous interior mountainous regions on its main islands, creating well-suited microclimates for the growth and production of coffee.
Top Indonesian baristas Muhammad Aga and Resianri Triane, were present at a Coffee Tasting event in South Africa organised by the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) Johannesburg and the Embassy of Indonesia in Pretoria. In Johannesburg, the event was held at Father Coffee from 12 to 14 October and attracted many coffee lovers.