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Kintamani coffee gets certification

  • Claudia Sardi

    The Jakarta Post

Sanur   /   Sat, December 13 2008   /  11:15 am

The directorate general for intellectual property rights at the Justice and Human Rights Ministry has issued the first official Geographical Indication (GI) certificate for Arabica coffee from Kintamani in Bali. "This is a big day for all Indonesian coffee producers because it is the first Indonesian product to be recognized by GI," Ika Ahyani Kurniawati, head of the technical evaluation section at the directorate general, said on the sidelines of the National Conference for Geographical Indication in Sanur on Thursday. GI is an official quality label that guarantees the origin and specification of a product. The label certifies that the product holds certain qualities or a certain reputation because of its geographical origin. The certification was made in response to a request by an association of local farmers and private processors for the protection ...