Indonesian Pavilion 2019
The Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia through Trade Attache Washington DC, ITPC Chicago, and ITPC Los Angeles participated in the 2019 Global Specialty Coffee Expo (GSCE) held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts, April 12-14, 2019.
The Indonesian Pavilion, located on booth 943, presents specialty coffee by the Indonesian Specialty Coffee Association (AKSI), CV Gayo Mandiri, PT Santiang Exports, PT Meukat Commodity Gayo, PT Perkebunan Nusantara XII, PT Gayo Bedetak Nusantara, Upnormal Coffee Roasters and Tentera Coffee Roasters with special events such as coffee cuppings.
Various specialty coffees that are presented include Sumatra Arabica Gayo, Lintong, Solok Minang, Kerinci, West Java Preanger, Toraja, Flores, Ciwidey, and Bali coffee. In this expo, the Indonesian Pavilion not only displays green beans, but also brands with various processed coffee variants, such as roasted whole bean, pour over coffee bags and single-serve pods.
The Indonesian Pavilion managed to record a potential transaction of more than USD 26 million during the exhibition and it is expected that the number will continue to grow. The buyers who transacted in the Indonesian Pavilion came from the U.S, the Netherlands, Russia, China, Switzerland, Peru, Paraguay, and Canada.
The GSCE 2019 expo was attended by 515 exhibitors from all over the world, and Indonesia was also represented by an independent participant, PT Sulotco Jaya Abadi (Kapal Api Group) which featured green bean and coffee derivative products, and Koperasi Arinagata from Aceh who was chosen as one of the fair trade ambassadors (fair trade).