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Jakarta Post

Coffee roastery business grows around Jakarta as caffeine craze sweeps capital

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 3, 2019   /  02:42 pm
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A coffee roaster equipment sits in a warehouse in this file picture.(JP/Asip Hasani)

When people think of coffee business, they usually think of café owners, baristas or even coffee farmers. However, a new trend of coffee-related businesses such as roasteries, roasting classes and roasting machine manufacturing is emerging around Jakarta. Andreas Andrianto Hardjito, a coffee enthusiast turned roaster, started his business in 2014 called Rosso Micro Roastery to seize the opportunity of the growing trend of coffee shops in Jakarta by providing roasted beans. “We help people set up their coffee shops, for example, by supplying the green or roasted beans,” he said. The roastery, which is located in Serpong, South Tangerang, roasts coffee beans from all over Indonesia such as Gayo from Aceh and Temanggung coffee from Central Java. He cooperates with local farmer associations and village cooperatives (KUD) to get the supply of the coffee beans. H...