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Ngummara with Expert, Andry Yanuar

Our team cannot live without coffee, as we always have coffee in our pantry. But we rarely had ‘real’ coffee since most of our stocks were instant coffee packed in a sachet. So for April’s edition of Ngummara with Expert, we invited Andry Yanuar from Kiwari Farmers, local coffee farmers group in Bandung.

In 2010, Irfan, one of the founder, along with his mother bought a land in Manglayang to help conserve the hill by planting coffee there. They first only sell the cherry coffee but then Kiwari Farmers was established in 2016 to help raise coffee farmers’ living standard in Manglayang.

Mas Andry talked about 3 main concepts in Kiwari Farmers: environment conservation, fair trade, and animal welfare standard. They gave continuous education to coffee farmers about the farm as well as the opportunity to try the coffee that they planted. Because they produce Luwak coffee, Kiwari Farmers also create a better place for Luwak so high produced Luwak coffee can be produced without harming the Luwak.

At the end of session, we got a chance to try Kiwari’s own Manglayang Karlina coffee. Thank you Mas Andry for sharing with us!

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