Where does Sumatran coffee come from? The beginning of the arrival of Sumatran coffee is indeed no different from the beginning of the emergence of coffee in Indonesia, yes of course because Sumatra is one of the islands in the State of Indonesia. The emergence of coffee on the island of Sumatra was originally brought by the Dutch colonial government. As with the island of Java, the beginning of coffee cultivation on the island of Sumatra was also controlled by the Dutch colonial. At the beginning of the 18th century, along the coast of Parat, the island of Sumatra became the location for the spread of coffee, with the city of Padang as the center of the coffee trade for the island of Sumatra.
Why can coffee be grown in Sumatra? Indeed, on average, Indonesia’s natural conditions are very good, so many plants can grow in Indonesia, as well as coffee. Seeing the climatic conditions that exist on the island of Java which have similarities with the island of Sumatra, then coffee cultivation is also very good to do on the island of Sumatra, so it is not surprising that many of the world’s coffee circulating today comes from the island of Sumatra. In 1920 the island of Sumatra contributed 287,179 pikul (piculs) of coffee which came from a number of the largest contributor areas such as Ankola (Angkola), Siboga (Sibolga), Ayer Bangies, Mandheling (mandailing), Palembang, Padang, and Benkoelen (Bengkulu).
With so many coffee-producing areas on the island of Sumatra, it is not surprising that Sumatran coffee has been famous for decades throughout the world, plus at this time Indonesia is the world’s third-largest coffee contributor, which includes Sumatran coffee which is part of Indonesian coffee products.
Sumatran Coffee Quality
Until now the quality of Sumatran coffee is very well recognized throughout the world. This is evidenced by the recognition that Sumatran coffee is one of the main choices for coffee outlets, as has been done by the world’s largest coffee franchise giant, Starbucks. The choice of Sumatran coffee to become a coffee contributor at Starbucks is because Sumatran coffee has a distinctive coffee character so it is suitable to be mixed with other ingredients such as sugar and milk. Unlike coffee from Latin America, and not too floral or fruity like African coffee, so that from about 10 types of coffee beans in the world, Starbucks’ main choice falls to Sumatran coffee. This is certainly an appreciation for Sumatran coffee to maintain its quality to always be the best coffee for the world community.
West Sumatra Coffee
West Sumatra is also famous for its large coffee producers, with a delicious coffee taste, and is in demand by the domestic and world community. For the West Sumatra region, the coffee centers are located in the Regencies of Solok, Tanah Datar, Fifty Cities, South Solok, and Pasaman. The area of coffee plantations for West Sumatra is quite wide, which is about 20,754 hectares with a production of 15,670 tons per year. With so many coffee products in West Sumatra, West Sumatra is still unable to meet all the world’s coffee demand because of the large demand for West Sumatran coffee for several countries. Previously, West Sumatra had exported coffee to Australia, Italy, Thailand, Norway, China, the US, and other European countries.
Currently, West Sumatra continues to increase the cultivation of coffee, both Robusta coffee and Arabica coffee, whose demand continues to increase. Based on the history of coffee cultivation in West Sumatra, coffee has started on the ground in West Sumatra since the 18th century and continues to this day. Even now, West Sumatra is also adding coffee varieties, namely drinking coffee made from coffee leaves. The people of West Sumatra call it “Kawa Daun” coffee which has a delicious coffee taste sensation. This “Kawa Daun” coffee is also in great demand by the public.
West Sumatra Robusta Coffee
For the West Sumatra region, Robusta coffee plantations are indeed very large, up to 20,000 hectares. And the Robusta coffee production is also spread in domestic and international markets. Through Karpilo Agro, West Sumatran robusta coffee is ready to meet the coffee needs of the world community, who on average always consume coffee in their daily activities, from morning to night.
Robusta coffee from Karpilo Agro is still natural, comes directly from farmers, and is processed traditionally without chemicals, of course, it will be very good for consumption by the body and will certainly provide greater benefits for the health of the body. Robusta coffee from Karpilo Agro which is indeed well cultivated is picked by farmers and processed in the best way without the addition of chemicals. Be a smart coffee connoisseur by always prioritizing quality and health.