Sucafina opens new offices in Indonesia
Sucafina Indonesia is based in Bandung, West Java. Photo courtesy of Sucafina
Swiss-based coffee company Sucafina has established an Indonesia-based company, PT Sucafina Indonesia Coffee, to support work with Indonesian coffee farmers. Sucafina Indonesia works directly with farmers, producers, dry mills and exporters. It develops, promotes and delivers coffees from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Flores and Sulawesi to the international market and imports globally sourced green coffee for domestic roasters.
Sucafina brings decades of quality and trade expertise from East Africa and South America to producers and processors in Indonesia. Established in late 2020, Sucafina Indonesia is based in Bandung, West Java with auxiliary staff located in Lampung and Medan.
Sucafina Indonesia will focus on building partnerships and providing financing, quality control, marketing and logistics to producers and local shippers to optimise efficiencies through the existing local infrastructure. Their two cupping labs and experienced local team enable Sucafina Indonesia to provide quality assurance and logistical support throughout the supply chain.
Several of Sucafina’s exclusive partnerships have already positively impacted coffee production in Indonesia. Sucafina Indonesia has invested in assisting partners to improve quality and market access, thus improving returns on coffee production. Additionally, in July 2020, Sucafina Indonesia’s partnership with Koerintji Barokah Bersama cooperative and local governments made it possible to export locally grown coffee from the Port of Jambi for the first time ever. With this shorter trade route, the Cooperative stands to capture greater returns on its coffee and garner the support of the provincial government in developing its production capacity.
Indonesia is fast becoming a significant domestic coffee market for a wide range of local and imported coffees. In addition to its producing and exporting partnerships, Sucafina will also offer inventory featuring coffees sourced from Indonesia and beyond.
Daniel Shewmaker, Sucafina’s manager for Indonesia & Timor-Leste, will continue to oversee operations in the country. “Indonesia’s coffee sector is dynamic and rapidly evolving, with layers of complexity and diversity,” he stated. “The establishment of PT Sucafina Indonesia will allow us to offer a wider range of services and opportunities for both producers and roasters.”