Happy Tears from Mr. Tatang
A New Legacy for Indonesian Coffee Farmers
Modern-day Indonesia was one of the first countries in the world to start growing coffee
commercially— before much of Africa, Asia, and before the Americas.
But Indonesian coffee has a 400-year history that is, unfortunately, one of brutal colonialism,
disease, and struggle. However, despite a dark era of history, coffee is still an integral part of Indonesian life. When the Dutch, and after WWII the Japanese, finally left Indonesia, native governors divided the plantations among the laborers.
To this day, over 90% of coffee produced across the Indonesian islands is grown by small family farms. For these farmers coffee is not just a caffeine hit, but their livelihood. Read their stories and know that every cup of Kopi Seru coffee you drink is a step towards improving their livelihoods.