28 September 2018
Australians and Indonesians share a love of coffee. The Australian Embassy Jakarta is celebrating our shared coffee culture by bringing Andy Easthope, National Coffee Academy Manager of Grinders Coffee Roasters, to visit Jakarta.
With his extensive experience in the coffee industry, Andy has developed one of the leading barista training programs in Australia.
He will share his experience at Jakarta Coffee Week, one of Indonesia’s premier coffee events, on Saturday 29 September. He will also participate as a guest judge at the prestigious Indonesia AeroPress Championship 2018 competition, and conduct an advanced coffee skills master class at the Indonesia Coffee Academy.
In the masterclass with the Indonesia Coffee Academy, Andy will focus on coffee brewing and the ins and outs of coffee brewing parameters to achieve a superior taste result in the cup.
“Coffee and café culture are a vibrant part of daily life in both Australia and Indonesia and there is much we can learn from each other,” Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Gary Quinlan, said.
“Aside from our world-famous café scene, Australia offers high-quality training courses in the coffee and hospitality industries.”
Coffee is also a vital export for Indonesia.
Indonesia is the fourth largest producer and exporter of coffee in the world. The provinces of North and South Sumatra, Aceh and South Sulawesi produce the most beans.
The vast majority of coffee plantations in Indonesia are cultivated by small-scale growers who own relatively small plantations.
Australia supports these Indonesian coffee farmers improve their yields and boost incomes through the Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (PRISMA) program.
As of June 2018, the PRISMA program had increased incomes of more than 19,500 coffee farmers.
Ian Gerard 021 25505290