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Indonesia Eyeing Rise In Coffee Export To Qatar

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Joelyn Baluyut | The Peninsula

Indonesia, being among the largest coffee producers and exporters worldwide is expecting to see an immense growth of their coffee being exported to Qatar. 

This was said by Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, H E Ridwan Hassan on Thursday during the“Indonesian Coffee O'Clock” event held at InterContinental Doha the City.

“We would like to see more Indonesia coffee here in Qatar as we have seen the growth of coffee shops and roasteries all over Qatar, as well as the growth of appreciation and love for coffee,” he said.

He emphasised that their coffee“does not only provide the experience of taste but also cultural identity. With the climate condition in the country as well as the blessing of its mountainous areas, coffee can grow very well in Indonesia.”

Hassan noted that the Indonesia coffee offers a bounty of variety.“Being the world's largest archipelago and located in the equator allows Indonesia to offer plenty of coffee types to the world, especially those termed as speciality coffee.”

“The speciality varieties include those cultivated in various places in Indonesia, such as Gayo, Flores, Sidikalang, Toraja, and of course Java. Each of the specialty has its own distinguished aroma and taste,” he continued.

Over the years, exported speciality coffee from Indonesia keeps growing, and its 'speciality arabica' gained worldwide acknowledgement with nearly 100 genetic varieties, the ambassador stressed.

Qatar has imported $19.2m worth of coffee from all over the world, and only 'very few is from Indonesia', explained the envoy.“There is still so much room of opportunities in Qatar for Indonesian coffee, particularly for speciality arabica coffee,” he said.

Database company, Statistica said in 2021 that the United States was Indonesia's largest export market for coffee, at a volume of approximately 57.69 thousand metric tons. In that year, the total volume of coffee exported from Indonesia amounted to around 380.17 million metric tonnes. 

This was then followed by Egypt, Malaysia, Japan, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, and Canada which are among the top ten countries. 
Ministry of Trade of Indonesia data in 2021 revealed that it exported coffee with a value of $842.5m all over the world. 

The Ambassador hoped that the“Indonesian Coffee O'Clock” event would be a platform for their coffee to not only be known in Qatar, but for it to be more available in“and reach more people and more lives, the lives of the farmers and the heart of the coffee lovers.”

The event also featured presentations from Indonesia's coffee industry representatives — Javanero Indonesia; coffee entrepreneurs based in Qatar — Songoaji and Keke Roastery which shared information and insights about Indonesian coffee. Four talented baristas likewise showcased their talents during the event. It was attended by entrepreneurs, and representatives from the government.


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