NKG’s move to open an integrated warehouse, cupping lab and import office in downtown Jakarta comes amid rising domestic coffee consumption in Indonesia
NKG has operated in Indonesia since 1997 via its export business Berindo Jaya | Photo credit: Neumann Kaffee Gruppe
German green coffee services giant Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) is set to expand operations in Indonesia with NKG Indonesia Imports – a new business focused on green coffee imports, storage and distribution.
The new division will launch an integrated warehouse, cupping lab and import office in Jakarta’s Bumi Serpong Damai district in March 2024. The climate-controlled warehouse will be used to store imported green arabica and robusta while providing ‘unparalleled service and customised solutions’ for the growing number of coffee shops and roasters in Indonesia.
World Coffee Portal research shows Indonesia’s branded coffee shop market grew by 10% last year to reach 4,717 outlets.
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Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest coffee producer, behind Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia and typically exports more than half of its total crop. However, excessive rainfall is expected reduce total production in the 2023-24 growing year by 32% to 9.7 million 60-kg bags, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
With domestic coffee consumption rapidly rising, NKG forecasts demand will soon outstrip supply and require more imports.
“It is important to understand our client’s products and positions in order to offer value added services that makes NKG Indonesia Imports an essential player in the coffee eco-system in Indonesia,” said Mira Yudhawati, Chief Operating Officer, NKG Indonesia Imports.
Hamburg-based NKG has operated in Indonesia since 1997 via its export business Berindo Jaya. NKG Indonesia Imports will draw on the resources and exporter network of the NKG Asia Hub – NKG’s umbrella body for its operations in Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam.
NKG currently operates more than 60 business units across 27 countries globally.