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West Java Coffee Farmers

 

Gunung Tilu (Marga Mulya Farmer Group)

Name of Farmer Group:        Marga Mulya
Brand:                                   Gunung Tilu
Location:                               Pangalengan, West Java
Total size of production:        250 Ha
Varieties:                                 Arabica Sigararutang LS795


 

Story about Gunung Tilu:

Marga Mulya farmer group started planting coffee in 2001. Location of the plantation is on Gunung Tilu (in English means three summit) with an altitude of 1,200 - 1,500 masl. Initially the farmers collaborated with the government to grow coffee in the forest conservation area, but now there are many farmers who grow coffee on private land. In 2007 the farmer group received an award and a direct visit from the president of the Republic of Indonesia regarding the achievements of the Marga Mulya farmer group in the development of coffee in the West Java region. Since 2013 coffee in the Gunung Tilu area is one of 9 mountains in West Java that have received a coffee geographical indication "Java Preanger" certificate. In addition to conventional coffee farming, since 2015 Marga Mulya coffee farmers have started farming organically. In 2019 this group has received organic certification for a land area of 30 hectares.

Why high quality coffee:

Members of the Marga Mulya farmer group have implemented a system of cultivation, harvesting and post-harvest well. This is reflected in the Marga Mulya farmer group that has obtained the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) certificate for cultivation and processing.

 

Marga Mulya farmer group started planting coffee in 2001. Location of the plantation is on Gunung Tilu (in English means three summit) with an altitude of 1,200 - 1,500 masl.

Gunung Tilu

Java Frinsa Estate started growing coffee in January 2011 on fertile volcanic soil at Bandng Highland , West Java , Indonesia.

Java Frinsa Estate

 Rahayu farmer group coordinates the community to grow coffee plants, because coffee is a perennial plant and requires protective plants so that the function of protected forests can gradually return.

Kopi Malabar

 

Java Frinsa Estate

 
Location:                               Pangalengan, West Java
Total size of production:        320 Ha
Varieties:                                 Arabica Lini S, Andung Sari, Borbor, P88,

                                              Ateng Super, Sigararutang, Usda Komasti,

                                              Belawan Kusuma, Typica


 

Story about Java Frinsa Estate:

Java Frinsa Estate is a family owned company. Wildan Mustofa manages operation while Atieq Mustianingtyas manages human resources and marketing. Java Frinsa Estate started growing coffee in January 2011 on fertile volcanic soil at Bandng Highland , West Java , Indonesia. Java Frinsa Estate do intensive partnership on research and development with research center to improve it's farming practices such us plant health management ,suistanability, post harvesting handling, etc.

Why high quality coffee:


Place Java Frinsa Estate coffee grows on fertile volcanic soil at Bandung Highland areas (1,350-1,750 masl).

 

Kopi Malabar

 
Name of Farmer Group:       Rahayu

Location:                               Pangalengan, West Java
Total size of production:        211 Ha
Varieties:                                 Arabica Sigararutang, Yellow Catimor,

                                               Andung Sari, P88, Kartika, Usda795

 


Story about Kopi Malabar:

Geographically the area of Mount Malabar in Pangalengan, Bandung Regency, is at an altitude of 1400 - 1800 m above sea level, air temperature is 15-21 C, rainfall of 2000 mm / year is very suitable for the productivity of Arabica Coffee. Mount Malabar is included in the region that has obtained Java Preanger Coffee Geographical Indication Certification.
In 1998 there was a monetary crisis in Indonesia. One of the impacts is the looting of community conservation forests, converted into horticultural agriculture. This causes the function of conservation forest to be lost and the potential danger of floods and landslides to increase. It is not easy to restore the function of conservation forests, because people are faced with a difficult economy. Rahayu farmer group coordinates the community to grow coffee plants, because coffee is a perennial plant and requires protective plants so that the function of protected forests can gradually return. This has received support from the government, but among farmers it is still difficult to implement because it does not yet know the potential of the coffee business. A few years later after seeing the results of coffee plantations, the surrounding community was interested in growing coffee plants.
Now Rahayu's farmer group has grown rapidly and is known as a producer of quality coffee. In its journey the Rahayu farmer group received several national and international awards for the category of coffee cultivation and processing. Even today Poktan Rahayu is one of the largest providers of certified coffee seeds in Indonesia, whose seeds are planted in several regions in Indonesia.


Why high quality coffee:


Malabar coffee is very special because from the cultivation process to post-harvest processing it has implemented the coffee industry operational standards and procedures (SOP), using professional experts in their fields, and supported by international standard processing equipment. Malabar coffee has 5 types of coffee processing, namely Luwak Coffee, Wet Process, Dry Process, Natural Process, and Honey Process..