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For the month of May I'm running a funding drive to raise money to support this site.

My goal for this drive is $100.

  Your support is greatly appreciated

As Indonesia Rediscovers Quality

I've said it before, but it bears repeating; Indonesia seems to be in the process of rediscovering quality coffee and the value it adds to farmers, processors, and the country as a whole.

At last year's Roaster's Guild Retreat, the campaign for Wonderful Indonesia had a very large booth set up and ran a mini-auction on site, selling some great coffees from Indonesia. And in my own travels, I've come across examples of quality exploration, such as this coffee mill in Plaga, Bali:

...and this group of farmers, cafe owners, baristas, and roasters in Pedang:


The gospel according to @purnomowidieko. "Coffee, people, & The Environment."

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There is already a lot of inherent quality in a lot of regions in Indonesia; this means quality breeds of coffee trees, favorable soil and climate, and in many cases, largely-organic processing (if not fully organic, at least mindful). When you have inherent quality paired with producers who are passionate about coffee, you have the makings of a revitalization of an industry.

There is a lot of work to be done to get there, but I am encouraged by what I am seeing in the scene, both locally and globally!

Michael C. Wright

Michael is an American expat living in Southeast Asia where he writes about many things coffee-related. A roaster by trade, Michael is also a licensed Q Grader and an Authorized SCA Trainer (AST).