What do you do while you are relaxing or even completing your daily work routine? Surely most of you are enjoying a cup of warm coffee in accompanying your daily activities. This beverage is typical with bitterness and sweetness has become a friend in productive time and at leisure time. But have you ever imagined that this authentic beverage can be a fun tourist attraction like universal studios and Disneyland? In Indonesia, there are several coffee tourism destinations that you deserve to visit to be able to increase your knowledge about coffee tourism in Indonesia.
A little information about Indonesian coffee, Indonesia is currently the fifth largest exporter of coffee under Germany according to data trademap 2017. It was enough to prove that one of Indonesia’s export power is self-sufficient in coffee, so no wonder, Indonesia has a variety of coffee tourism spread in various regions, that is:
Takengon offers many tourist attractions such as Freshwater Lake in Gayo Highlands. This coffee attraction with a height of 1100 meters presents a stunning natural scenery with a cool air.
While enjoying the natural beauty of God’s creation, you can sip a cup of Gayo coffee, the result of a traditional plantation that is processed traditionally. Coffee farmers in Takengon are not only growing coffee but also process it so that it can be enjoyed immediately. This is a magnet that attracts tourists and coffee enthusiasts to visit.
Lampung produces about 100,000 tons of coffee beans per year. This area is one of the largest producers of robusta coffee in Indonesia. For fans of militant black coffee, coffee Lampung can be included in your list.
One of the coffee tour and coffee plantation in Lampung is Liwa, West Lampung. If you visit this area, you will soon smell the thick smell of coffee in the air derived from stalls along the way. Once interesting this area, Liwa also became one of the scenes in the film Coffee Philosophy (2015). Are you interested in visiting there?
If you are a fan of coffee and are in Ambarawa, Banaran Kopi Village is not to be missed. Coffee plantations under the management of PT. Perkebunan Nusantara IX (Persero), precisely in the area of Coffee Plantation Garden Getas Afdeling Assinan now has another function as a tourist destination coffee. Located on Jalan Raya Semarang – Solo Km. 35 makes it difficult to achieve. You only need to drive about 1 km from Terminal Bawen.
Banaran Coffee Village is located at an altitude of 480-600 meters above sea level. The air temperature reaches 23-27 degrees Celsius. So, the atmosphere is very cool. To explore it, you can rent a golf cart and drive around for 30 minutes. In addition to seeing the coffee plantations up close, you can also observe the process of maintaining the coffee garden.
Not only the charm of nature and the beauty of the culture that attracts tourists to visit Bali. The City of the Gods turned out to have an interesting tourist destination coffee.
Historically, coffee plantations in Bali were started by farmers from Lombok in the early 20th century. The area that is considered ideal because of the fertility of the soil and its corresponding climate is Kintamani. Initially, coffee grown is robusta coffee because it is durable and contains high caffeine. However, the type is now replaced with arabica coffee because the price is higher and it is not too acidic.
If visiting Bali, do not miss the opportunity to see the typical post-harvest coffee processing. Balinese coffee is processed in the traditional way, ie by the wet process. That is, the skin and the coffee meat is removed before the seeds dry out. Usually, the coffee fruit is dried first for later processing. This is why Bali coffee has a brighter color than other types of coffee.
Who does not know Toraja coffee? Not only local people, the taste of Toraja coffee taste has also been recognized by the international community. With the trademark Toraja Arabica Coffee, this coffee can easily be found in top coffee shops in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and so forth.
Toraja coffee fame you can enjoy when visiting Sulotco coffee plantations located in Bittuang, precisely in Bolokan, Tana Toraja District. Not only the delicious aroma of coffee, but you can travel coffee by exploring a coffee plantation area of 800 ha. This plantation originally belonged to a Dutch citizen named H.J. Stock van Dykk. When the Dutch depart from Indonesia, the ownership of the land was changed and controlled by Japan until then taken over by the Indonesian country after independence. Now, Plantation is managed by PT. Sulotco Jaya Abadi and continue to develop typical Toraja coffee production.
Manggarai coffee may not be well known among coffee lovers who still lay. In fact, coffee originating from East Manggarai, NTT, has been crowned as Indonesia’s best coffee in 2015 in a contest organized by the Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters and Industries.
For more experience, try to come to Kampung Melo at Sanggar Budaya Compang Toe, Liang Ndara Village, Mbeliling District, West Manggarai Regency. Here, you will be able to taste the delicious Manggarai typical coffee.
Another coffee destination you can visit is Wamena, a small town located in the Baliem Valley of Jayawijaya Mountains, Papua. Weather in this area is very cold, reaching 15-20 degrees Celsius. No wonder, people like to drink coffee to warm the body.
Wamena is one of the most famous arabica coffee producing regions. The taste of coffee is very different because it grows on fertile land without the use of chemical fertilizers. Well, if you have the opportunity to visit Wamena, it’s time to taste the warmth of tubruk coffee.
Of the seven choices of coffee destination you can visit, have you made your choice and noted it on your holiday agenda?