The Republic of Indonesia
When you think of SE Asian coffee, Indonesia is probably the first region that comes to mind. Indonesia has been producing coffee since the Dutch introduced it in the early 1700’s. This country is expansive. It stretches all the way from the southern tip of Malaysia, all the way towards the northern tip of Australia. As the result of this unique geography, coffee is almost always being harvested throughout the year in various regions.
I last visited Indonesia during the summer of 2017 as part of a SCAE & SCAI sponsored green buyers trip. We visited parts of East java & Bali, traveling to farms and working mills that were built by the Dutch over 200 years ago. The indonesian people are proud of their culture and of their coffee heritage, and rightfully so.