TEMPO.CO, Bandarlampung - The International Coffee Day celebration event will promote Lampung robusta.
“Lampung provincial government is set to hold the International Coffee Day on September 29 to October 1, 2017, in Bandarlampung and Tanggamus,” Lampung Trade Office head Ferynia said today.
He also expects the event to boost coffee farm productivity, improve knowledge, create competition and promote various coffee products that will help enhance the prestige of Lampung robusta coffee.
He said Indonesia’s coffee producers will be joining the event. It will also feature seminars, talk shows and coffee knowledge tour by visiting a pilot plantation belongs to Nestle Indonesia in Tanggamus.
Lampung will also host the 2017 National Barista in three categories: manual brewing, robusta coffee cup testing and latte art.
There will be around 60 international participants, 24 in brewing competition, 18 in latte competition and 18 in cup test from Yogyakarta, Medan, West Sulawesi, Jakarta and Lampung, he said.
“The International Coffee Day is expected to boost the global value, competitiveness and branding of Indonesian coffee and introduce Lampung robusta coffee to the world,” he said.
Moreover, Ferynia expects to see new innovation and coffee business owners to improve Lampung coffee farmers’ welfare and consumption.