Area: 11,000,000,000 sqm
Population: 255 million
Language: Bahasa officially but over 700 languages spoken
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
Annual Production: 10.9 million 60kg Bags (25% Arabica)
Coffee Producing Area: Widely spread throughout the country
Producing Regions: Islands of Sumatra and Java, as well as Flores, Bali, Sulawesi
Coffee Varietals: Ranges from heirloom to Tim-Tim
Terrain: High Plateau/ Hilltop Mountains
The first coffee seedlings arrived in Indonesia in 1699 from the Dutch before first exports were sent to Europe by the Dutch East India Company in 1711.
Cultivation continued from strength to strength along with their reputation for producing fantastically complex coffees. Indonesia is most blessed in its geography which creates unique micro-climates perfect for coffee cultivation – rolling hilltops and volcanic mountains just south of the equator.
The majority of Robusta is produced in Southern Sumatra whereas Arabica is grown predominately in North Sumatra as well as Indonesia’s eastern islands such as Bali, Flores and Sulawesi.