Indonesian Origin Trip – March

Join us in the first NZ Roaster Guild origin tour to Sumatra, Indonesia. This trip is in association with the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia and is a locally organised coffee tour…
Date is now confirmed for March (formerly advertised as late February) because of the climate change situation in Indonesia, this month is better for witnessing the harvest.
Monday 10th – Saturday 15th March
Exact details to come, but draft schedule will look like:
* Arrive Medan (morning or noon)
* Visit some exporter companies in Medan (incl. coffee cupping)
* Stay overnight in Medan (Hotel: Aston / Swiss Bell)
* Start to Lake Toba area (+/- 5hours by car)
* Arrive Lake Toba around 2pm
* Visit 2-3 plantation / farmers group
* Stay overnight in Lake Toba (Hotel: Ina Parapat)
(The hotel is right on Lake Toba, available for swim / take a boat to sightseeing Lake Toba)
* Visit around 4 plantation / farmers group
(On the way back to Medan via different side from the way Medan-Lake Toba)
* Stay overnight in Medan
* Flight to Takengon (Gayo)
* Arrive Takengon around 11.30am
* Visit 2-3 plantation & farmers group / co-operatives
* Stay overnight in Takengon
* Visit 2 plantations & farmers group / co-operatives + sightseeing the city & lake
* Flight back to Medan
Estimate trip costs: $900-1000 NZD based on six people travelling, including internal flights and transport, accommodation and food etc
(Please note: International flights – New Zealand to Medan, Indonesia are not included in cost – estimated at $1700 – $2,000 NZD – to be organised separately from trip)
Expressions of interest
Please make your expressions of interest to – note that if there’s more interest than capacity, preference will be given to NZRG members