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SCAE’s Field Trip to Indonesia is This Month – Have You Booked?

If you haven’t been to Indonesia, you’re missing out. Not only is this Southeast Asian archipelago stunning and its food delicious, but it also has over 100 genetic varieties of Arabica and six major coffee-producing islands. It’s also the world’s second-largest producer of specialty Arabica and SCAA’s official portrait country 2016.

In short, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t want to visit this country – and the sooner, the better.

The SCAE are offering you the opportunity to experience Java, Indonesia at its best – and all subsidised by Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture. You’ll have the opportunity to visit coffee plantations, processing plants, and wet mills; to cup coffee; and even to pick your own!

SEE MORE: Specialty Coffee in Indonesia: 6 Must-Visit Cafés

Not convinced yet? Let us tell you a bit more about what sets Indonesia apart.

Woman picking cherries in Java

Cherry picking in Java. Credit: SCAE

Why Visit Indonesia?

One of the interesting things about Indonesian coffee is its two predominant types of processing: washed and wet hulled. The latter is a traditional method that arose due to Indonesia’s unique climate, and results in a particularly strong body. Find out more here:

This Young-In Traders interview with two coffee producers in Java looks at the path from commodity to specialty farming. Its focus on learning and asking reminds us of the importance of learning as much as we can – and where better to do that than in origin?

Book Your Place on the SCAE Field Trip Today

The SCAE field trip is an eight-day exploration of the entire coffee production chain, from farm to mills to the cupping table. By joining a SCAE trip, you can be sure that you’ll get the most out of your time.

The trip is from the 24th-31st July, and costs a mere €900 for all your internal transport, hotels, food, and non-alcoholic drinks. SCAE is only able to offer this spectacular tour at this reduced price thanks to the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, which is subsidising it.

Email Colin Smith or Jayne Richards to register your interest, or for more information visit the official page.

Javanese people in traditional dress on the coffee farmOn the farm in Java. Credit: SCAE

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