Photographs from my recent trip to Indonesia regions of Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi; coffee farming, processing, coffee culture.
Some of these photographs are about coffee, some about the culture, and some about various things that interest me. I hope you find it amusing and/or educational, and add your comments.
These are a range of photos from this 2013 excursion, some about the coffee trade and cultivation in USDA is (obviously) the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA also had coffee plant breeding programs in the past and one variety they distributed to Indonesia and was widely planted is called USDA (sounds like (and later East Hibrido de Timor abbreviated HdT is the interspecies hybrid of C. Arabica and C. Canephora (Robusta) that was found in Timor Leste in the 1940s. It has been the bases of plant breeding for disease), and some not. It’s hard not to see a more complete picture when you journey. A close focus on coffee would miss many things that are important about the people who grow it.
And the human labor that is hidden when we drink that beverage, when we consume this global product, is really the key to quality … quality of coffee and quality of life for all involved in it.