Friday, 19 October 2018

Learning from Achievements of Papua Coffee in Papua New Guinea

I did not have any clue at all about Papua New Guinea in general and PNG Coffee in particular until I visited PNG two times so far.

What I learned so far is a reality that tje coffee business on the eastern side of thr Isle of New Guinea has gone very far, if I am avoidingwto say too far,  from the reality and progress of coffee business in West Papua.

First of all,  coffee business in West Papua just started with the funding assistance of USAID AMARTA since 2007, while on the othet side of the Island started the coffee business since 1980s,  more than 20 years ahead.

Firstly really I felt discouraged to think and do anything about coffee from West Papua but I told myself to be optimistic and step forward. The reason is simple,  coffee business in this islandwis already on top of world business activities thus what I shoukd do is to join what PNG has achieved so far and continue the journey.

I then decided to sell coffee from New Guinea not just from western part,  not ezcluding coffee from eastern part of the Isle of New Guinea  I am now ready to sell my New Guinea Coffees

Please visit my online store www.melanesia.store and www.papuamart.com

Ot Contact me at info@pas.coffee

Cheers

Monday, 24 September 2018

Sent Out to Sell PAPUA. coffee with No Basic Skills or Knowledge

Many might think Papua.coffee or. papuacoffees.com business started with enough knowledge,  skill and even financial capitals.  I Jhon Yonathan Kwano must honestly acknowledge that it started empty handed.

I was a single flighter sent into Java sea of coffee life,  without any clue of what might turn out.

When I was appointed I first of all asked myself why me.  Fair enough the Baliem Arabica coop members thought all who speak English like myself will know many things.

They were wrong because I had no knowledge no skill and even I did mot drink coffee myself.

The first thing I asked from tue coop was to stoo exporting PAPUA.coffee and start selling all to Indonesian buyers.

The frst thing I did after renting a house in Maguwoharjo Depok Sleman JOGJAKARTA was promoting the coffee online by prtchasing papuamart.com and three months later purchasing papuacoffees.com

For six months I did not sense anything was happening. i promoted online and also I distributed green beans to various cafes in Yogyakarta.

Then qe were also invited to participate in various coffee events in Jakarta and JOGJAKARTA.

I repeatedly tokd myself to trust my tribal eldera who have no idea about coffee, marketing, business and so on.  Right now we are one of the coffee players in West Papua.

Right now I write this article on my way to Port Moresby to learn marketing and sales skills that are very well set up and ready for global market.

This trip to Port Moresby Papua New Guinea will give me clue on how KSU Baliem Arabica promote and sell Baliem Blue Coffee to Melanesian market.

I personally can see clearly this is new challenge whole sets of circumstances around Melanesia,  Wantok System,  business and politics.

By politics I mean the business politics from governments in West Papua, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Melanesian Spearhead Grouop (MSG)

My prayer is that only God's will and the will of my elders will prevail, but not those of mine.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Kopi Papua brand Baliem Bule Coffee hadir di Port Vila Vanuatu

Sejak tanggal 1 Desember 2017 Kopi Papua brand Baliem Blue Coffee telah hadir di Port Vila Vanuatu dan tahap kedua hadir Maret 2018 beberapa masyarakat setempat telah merasakan kopi Papua.

Beberapa orang yang sempat menikmati kopi Papua bersyukur bahwa mereka bisa meminum Kopi bustan Orang Asli Papua (OAP)  atau Orang Asli Melanesia (OAM).

Rasa Kopi Papua memang unik.

Masyarakat Vanuatu butuh Kopi di pagi hari karena pada jam petang mereka punya kafa untuk membantu mereka tidur nyenyak di malam hari.  Waktu bangun pagi mereka butuh Kopi untuk beraktifitas.

Morning coffee evening kava hidup jadi sentosa

Friday, 29 September 2017

Kopi Arabika Lembah Baliem Wamena akan disertifikasi

Ketua KSU Baliem Arabica Selion Karoba dan
Kopi Papua Baliem dalam Salah Satu Pameran Kopi di Tanah Papua, 2015
Wamena, Jubi Demi mengantisipasi produksi kopi petani lokal di Kabupaten Jayawijaya,agar kopi jenis Arabika itu tidak diklaim sebagai hasil pertanian milik daerah lain, Pemerintah Kabupaten (Pemkab) Jayawijaya, Provinsi Papua, mulai memproteksi dengan kelengkapan persyaratan sertifikasi.
Kepala Badan Perencanaan dan Pembangunan Daerah (Bappeda) Jayawijaya, Petrus Mahuze, mengaku telah mempersiapkan buku indikasi letak geografis sebagai, salah satu syarat yang harus dilengkapi sebelum kopi Arabika mendapat sertifikasi, serta proteksi dari Kementerian Hukum dan HAM.
"Harapan kita 2018 sudah ada sertifikasi terhadap kopi produk lokal Jayawijaya, sebab melalui sertifikasi ini maka akan ada proteksi untuk petani kopi yang terwadah dalam kelompok kopi. Sehingga tidak ada lagi orang atau oknum tertentu (di luar Jayawijaya) yang memanfaatkan kopi Wamena ini untuk kepentingan pribadi," katanya, di Wamena, Jumat (29/9/2017).
Melalui sertifikasi tersebut, kata Petrus, seluruh hasil produksi petani kopi yang tersebar di 40 distrik se-Kabupaten Jayawijaya akan terlindungi oleh hukum.
"Jadi kalau ada oknum tertentu yang melanggar sertifikasi itu, ada sanksi hukumnya, yaitu penjara atau denda sekitar satu miliar," katanya.
Ia mengatakan sudah ada kesepakatan dari peserta yang mengikuti seminar hasil buku persyaratan indikasi geografis kopi Arabika pada Jumat pagi, untuk memberi nama Kopi Arabika Lembah Baliem Wamena pada seluruh hasil produksi.
"Kalau soal kemasan, itu silakan saja bagi pemilik pabrik atau merek dagang sendiri, tetapi di setiap merek dagang itu harus tercantum logo yang akan kami berikan, termasuk mencantumkan asal kopi tersebut," katanya.
Seminar yang berlangsung di Ruang Rapat Bappeda Jayawijaya itu dihadiri lebih kurang 15 belas perwakilan masyarakat dan tamu undangan, misalnya peneliti dari Universitas Papua (Unipa) Papua Barat dan perwakilan perbankan serta perwakilan Kementerian Hukum dan HAM. (*)