About Tanamera Coffee
Tanamera Coffee was established with two aims, to promote the fact that nothing beats a cup of freshly roasted specialty coffee as well as showing our support and passion for Indonesian Arabica!
It turned out that many of Jakarta’s population agreed and our first Roastery at Thamrin City, became a great place for coffee lovers to drink, chat and generally just hang out – attracting people of all ages and from all walks of life!
Since joining Tanamera Coffee mid-2014, our exceptionally talented head roaster, Mr. John Lee, has worked tirelessly to source the finest, most delicious and responsibly sourced Arabica beans available in Indonesia. John then meticulously adjusts the roasting profile for each Tanamera Coffee, to bring out all the delicate flavours, notes and aromas that are characteristic to each variety, processing method and origin.
All of Tanamera’s Specialty Grade Arabica Coffee is sourced solely from Indonesia with our team doing their best to raise the awareness worldwide of how delicious Indonesia Coffee can be.
We have been working directly with farmers to improve the quality of their financial wellbeing since our inception.
Producing freshly roasted, delicious coffee to the highest international standards, Tanamera Coffee has quickly become the leading specialty coffee roaster in Indonesia. This has taken a significant effort from the entire team, to whom I am very grateful. Through this effort Tanamera has emerged to fill the artisan gap locally, sourcing the best coffee beans available in Indonesia through extensive farm visits across the archipelago to check each harvest and bean quality.
The reward and acknowledgement of the team’s effort, passion and expertise is having been crowed ‘The Champion International Roaster’ for the 2nd consecutive year (2016 & 2015). At the prestigious Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), sponsored by Royal Agriculture Society of Victoria (RASV). We are truly humbled and very proud to be a part of Indonesia’s rapidly growing Specialty Coffee Industry!
The team at Tanamera Coffee continue to go from strength to strength with several more stores and roastery locations opening and we are already looking further ahead for International opportunities. We have our exports license’s in place and have started to sell Specialty Grade green beans In-
ternationaly partnering with of some of Indonesia’s best farmers to further promote how good Indonesian Specialty Coffee is. We hope you enjoy our coffee’s as much as we do and I hope to meet you on our journey ahead. If you area interested please don’t hesitate to contact me to see how you can help and support the specialty grade coffee farmers in Indonesia.
– Dini Aryani Criddle
International Coffee Awards
The success of Tanamera Coffee has helped in the pursuit of Indonesia being acknowledged for premium specialty coffee amongst the world’s best coffee producers. At the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), 2016, Tanamera Coffee successfully attained 1ST place, being awarded ‘Champion International Roaster’ by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV). With 658 entries from countries including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA, it is clear that MICE is becoming an internationally recognized event.
Tanamera Coffee only uses 100% Indonesian Arabica coffee beans for all of our specialty coffees. This achievement is for all the people working in coffee in Indonesia, as we strive to continually improve our ability to delivery premium specialty coffee from the renowned regions across the Indonesian Archipelago. Other than the main title, we were also given a Trophy for ‘Champion Filter Coffee’.
Our Passion For Indonesian Green Beans
Indonesia is currently the World’s no. 3 coffee production and export volume, of which approximately 80% is currently Robusta and the remaining is high land Arabica. Since Indonesia’s archipelagos lie across the equator it is categorized as a tropical country with 2 seasons, (dry and rainy seasons). Arabica coffee requires a lower temperature for the coffee to grow well, typically this is approximately 1200m above sea level to reach the suitable temperature for the Arabica trees.
Indonesia has 5 large islands with mountains and highlands that grow Arabica coffee (and countless of the hardier Robusta coffee trees). Most of the Indonesian highlands are on the slopes of active volcanoes with the fertile volcanic soils & minerals delivering excellent cup quality and unique flavours. Tanamera source only the best green beans from from local farmers, many of whom have micro lots from which their coffees achieve high cupping scores by using different processing methods such as from Natural through to Honey & Washed process.
The infrastructure, access and conditions on these farms (especially micro lots) is often extremely poor, with many farmers having no funding to help improve their crop quality with better tools, fertilizers, practices and processing equipment. Even their own living conditions are what can only be classed as the proverty stricken level, with many having no hot water or electricity.
Despite all of this we continue to find great coffee and are frequently overwhelmed by the passion of the farmers and workers and their interest to continually improve their coffee quality. Always being received with a warm and genuine welcome despite the hard work and toil really does show the tenacity of the rural community. Without these farmers we would not have the unique flavours of Indonesian Specialty Grade Coffee. It is a big influence and driver for Tanamera and why are committed to helping those in the industry whilst supporting the continual improvement of the specialty grade coffee produced.
With the Specialty Coffee segment of the world coffee market growing rapidly, we look forward to the years ahead and coffee lovers having access to great Indonesian Coffee worldwide whilst ensuring the farmers coffee quality and their own welfare improves year on year.