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Papua Arabica Coffee, Wamena Single Origin and Baliem Arabica Coop

Baliem Blue Coffee )BBCfffee_ in various sizes and packaging
Baliem Arabica Cooperative, Wamena, Wet Papua

Baliem Arabica Cooperative, Wamena, Wet Papua

The Coffee Business in West Papua started since 2007, when the USAID funds seek for beneficiaries and found Ev. Selion Karoba, S.Th., and his coffee group that he set up in 1996 in order to help his elder brother, Yalimu Karoba to roast and drink his coffee. Yalimu has been planting coffee since the Dutch Colonial time, when he was a small boy. He continued planting them and processing them for himself, not for sale.

Since 2007, a coop by the name of Baliem Arabica Cooperative was set up, under the funding of USAID, and Ev. Selion Karoba was elected as the chair of the cooperative.

Since then coffee farmers groups were formed in various parts in come of the the central highlands villages. Coffee trees were taken care, and the coop held a series of training to help the farmers better process the coffee.

Just in less then 3 years, the Papua Coffee, Wamena Single Origin was certified organic by various international certification organisations such as Rainforest Alliance and CERES.

Papua Arabica Coffee, Wamena Single Origin then certified as Papua Arabica Specialty Coffee in 2008.

In 2009 the cooperative exported for the first time, the Baliem Arabica Coffee, or Papua Coffee, Wamena Single Origin to the USA market. Since then the coop had been exporting to the USA and other international markets.

Baliem Arabica Coffee was branded as the “Baliem Blue Coffee” as the end product of the Papua Wamena Single Origin Coffee.

Baliem Blue Coffee or BBCoffee is now sold widely in West Papua and Indonesia as freshly roasted beans or ground coffee. Pleaes go to www.organicarabica.coffee, www.melanesiastore.com and www.papuamart.com to see our products.

The Sales of the Papua Coffee is done by the First and only online store www.papuamart.com with its Group Companies as follows

  1. www.papuamart.com
  2. www.kklingkar.com
  3. www.tokopedia.com/papuamart/
  4. www.bukalapak.com/bbcoffee/
  5. www.melanesia.store
  6. www.organicarabica.coffee
  7. www.bananaleaf.cafe
  8. www.baliemblue.coffee

The cooperative process the coffee in Jayapura where there is a coffee production house or commonly called “BBCoffee Warehouse”, at Kampung Harapan, East Sentani, Jayapura Regency.

Its main marketing, distribution and sales office is in Yogyakarta, Maguwoharjo, Depok, Sleman. This is the centre for Online Store, and the Papua e-Commerce Development Office. This office was set up on 1 July 2013.

The coop also set up its distribution office in Jakarta on 1 December 2015, on Jalan Moh Kahfi 1, Ciganjur, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta, just 1 km off the famous Ragunan Zoo.

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Most of Indonesia`s coffee exports go to U.S.

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Most of Indonesia`s coffee exports have gone to the US which is one of the countries that has high coffee consumption rate.

Around 85 to 90 percent of our coffee exports are absorbed by the US market,” an official of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade of the ministry of foreign affairs, Zulfikar, said at a press conference at the Indonesian Coffee Festival here on Thursday.

In 2012 his office recorded Indonesia`s coffee exports reached 320 tons or increased by eight percent from last year.

He said the US is one of the world`s biggest potential coffee market although that country is not among the world`s biggest coffee consumers.
However “compared to other countries, the US is one of the biggest coffee consumer,” he said.

Emphasizing the US potential, he said, if 200 million of around 320 million of its population drink two cups of coffee a day coffee consumption in the US would be huge.

Zulfikar said his office had pushed coffee producing centers in the country to increase their productivity because “our productivity is still low compared to that of other countries.”

Productivity in Indonesia is estimated at only one tons per hectare while that of Vietnam has reached four tons, he said.
“We can catch up. We still have a lot of lands for coffee plantations,” he said.

Right now coffee plantations in the country are recorded at 1.3 million hectares spreading in Aceh, North Sumatra, Lampung, West Java, Central Java, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi and Papua.

(Reporting by Hanni Sofia)
Editor: Ella Syafputri
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Papua to send 36 tons of coffee to US

The Baliem Arabica Wamena cooperative in Jayawijaya, Papua, will send 36 tons of Arabica coffee to the US, as the region has been enjoying increases in coffee production over the past few years.

“That [36-ton export) is the first batch. The second batch will be exported in early October,” cooperative head Selion Karoba said in Jayapura on Saturday (4/6).

He stopped short, however, of disclosing the amount of the second batch.

Selion said local farmers also expected to send four tons of Arabica coffee to domestic markets in other regions in Papua, including Jayapura, Wamena, Timika and those in other provinces including Jakarta.

“We currently have only three tons in stock [for the domestic market], but seeing the rate of coffee production in several regions in the Papua central mountain range area, we’re optimistic about achieving the target,” Selion said to the press.

High demand for the coffee, he added, allowed the cooperative to increase the price from Rp 5,000 (about 59 US cents) per liter last year to Rp 6,000 per liter this year.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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