Tuesday, March 04, 2008
What do I do with this?
A friend of mine bought me coffee beans from Bali…premium quality coffee beans…any idea what I can do with them...?
I digressed in the search for a solution to my problem, into an adventure of the history of coffee in Indonesia… finding out that Coffee is not a native plant to the Indonesian archipelago. In the 17th Century, the Dutch brought Arabica coffee plants to Indonesia – to grow the plants to break the worldwide Arab monopoly on the coffee trade.
According to one website, coffee plantations were responsible for the development of a lot of Central Java infrastructure. The coffee beans here are from Bali’s Kupu Kupu Bola Dunia (Butterfly Globe) factory in Denpasar, a family business of the Tjahjadi family started in 1935.