AUTHENTIC Indonesian coffee and speciality coffee beans were on display during a coffee cupping and tasting session organised by the Indonesian Embassy in Bahrain.
The coffee beans, called Java Gunung Halu, are produced by the Rahyang Coffee Plantation which visited Bahrain to introduce the product and its various roasting methods to the kingdom.
The beans were processed in three different methods which are fully washed, natural processed and honey processed creating distinctive flavours from the same coffee beans.
“Coffee and café culture are a vibrant part of daily life in both Bahrain and Indonesia, thus there is much we can learn from each other,” said Indonesian Ambassador Ardi Hermawan during the event.
“There are more than 25 Indonesian baristas working in various coffee shops here in Bahrain.”
According to Mr Hermawan, the event was aimed at facilitating direct contact between Indonesian coffee farmers and potential buyers in Bahrain in addition to showcasing the beans and barista skills from Indonesia. The ambassador also held a traditional high tea and coffee gathering for dignitaries and diplomats at his residence yesterday.