"This year, arabica coffee will start to exports to United States," he said in Padang, Tuesday.
The market for coffee products, he said, is available through several exhibitions that were followed in several countries to introduce Solok Radjo coffee to the international world.
In addition to review from Q graders or coffee appraisers, it is also very helpful in introducing the product to coffee lovers.
Zirma said the coffee has a distinctive aroma and flavor. There is a sour taste that is fresh and tucked sweet taste.
Besides, its typical flavor and aroma make the coffee is more preferred by coffee lovers, not only in West Sumatra but also in Indonesia even in the world.
According to him, the development of superior commodities was initiated by young coffee garden owner in Solok, namely Alfridiansyah.
He formed a cooperative to further facilitate the management of its products since 2014. Currently its members are already hundreds who are mostly coffee farmers.
Now the coffee is beginning to penetrate the international market and coffee farmers in Solok start to feel the results of their struggle. (cha)
Translator: Vicha Faradika