BANDUNG REGENCY-As coffee champions owned by coffee from Bandung regency, so far does not guarantee increased sales in the market. This was revealed by Head of Industry and Trade Office (Indag) Dra. Hj. Popi Hopipah., M.Si after the technical guidance of small coffee industry production in West Java, which took place at Antik Hotel Soreang, Saturday (25/11).
"We admit, there is pride when the coffee belongs to the Regency of Bandung always be champion, but in fact our coffee products one of Java Preanger lost selling power with coffee cut. This means there must be innovated industry, especially we already have sugar palm, "he said.
He further explained that only 7 districts in Bandung Regency do not produce coffee. Through such technical guidance, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, the coffee production industry in West Java, especially in Bandung Regency will be more developed for the welfare of farmers.
"We together with the Ministry of Industry will train and complement the IKM coffee form Bandung Regency. So far, farmers produce good quality coffee and delicious, but when the roasting process is not correct and packaging is also not interesting, sometimes people hesitate. I have a dream to welfare coffee farmers, "please Popy.
He added that the coffee crops in Bandung Regency that is 90 percent of arabica coffee type and the garden is located at an altitude of 50 hectares. With today's technology, the process of managing coffee, packaging to marketing will be greatly helped.