Mandailing coffee is named after the Mandailing people in North Sumatra. The Indonesian delegation said that the Remarkable Indonesia pavilion at the SCAA event presented 34 types of Indonesian specialty coffee from six islands, namely Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, Flores and Papua. Specialty coffees from Indonesia have their own uniqueness. For example, the traditional processing method known as wet hulling is what makes Indonesian coffee beans to have a bluish color. Indonesian specialty coffees are also rich in flavor and each region has its own characteristic taste, as well as a varied level of acidity. However, Indonesian coffee farmers should be taught more knowledge about farming techniques in order to improve and optimize the production and quality of coffee. This will then increase the value of the coffee.

The Indonesian ambassador to the USA, Budi Bowoleksono, emphasized the importance of synergy between the central government, local governments and business in order to enhance the Indonesian coffee sector. He also underlined the importance of improving the welfare of coffee farmers.

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