A farmer takes care of arabica coffee beans in a coffee plantation rejuvenation area Jabal Antara Village, Nisam Antara, Aceh Utara, Aceh, Monday (16/4).
By the time of harvesting simultaneously, the demand for premium quality coffee of arabica and luwak increased by the price at the holding level of Rp150,000-Rp200,000 per kg
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANDA ACEH - The export value of coffee planted by the majority Gayo tribe in the highlands of Aceh province, in the last three months experienced a decrease in graphics compared to 2017 to 39.03 percent. Head of the Central Statistics Agency of Aceh, Wahyudin in Banda Aceh, Friday (11/5), said the value of arabica and robusta coffee commodity transactions until March this year was recorded at a value of 5.55 million US dollars.
"The export value of coffee exported through port outside Aceh from January to March 2018 is worth 5.55 million US dollars while in the same period in 2017 has reached 9.1 million US dollars," he said.
The export of both types of gayo coffee, he continued, is still in the condition has not been baked or known among coffee lovers, namely diroasting which is the process of determining the enjoyment of coffee. Coffee exported through port outside Aceh, through the sea port of Belawan harbor in Medan, North Sumatra, and by air at Kuala Namu Airport, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra.
"In January this year 2.37 million US dollars, February worth 1.59 million US dollars, and in March with a value of 1.59 million US dollars.And the largest country interested in Gayo coffee, is the United States," he said.
He continued, while the export activities that occur through the port in Aceh, there is no commodity group coffee, tea, spices. "This proves that ports outside of Aceh are better prepared, perhaps, the port infrastructure itself.In addition to Gayo coffee market, the more interest the world," said Wahyudin.
Head of Public Relations of Setdakab Central Aceh, Mustafa Kamal previously said, Gayo arabica coffee type has been exported to 17 countries with the largest importers of the United States. "Up to now, our biggest export of coffee is still to America, gradually starting to export to countries in Europe and Asia Pacific," he said.
Head of the Central Aceh Agricultural Service, Rahmandi said that Arabica coffee production in the last eight years increased by an average of 31,375 tons in 2016, while in 2009 only 27,777 tons per year. "If viewed in the past eight years, arabica coffee production in Aceh Tengah has increased since 2009," he said.