Tempo English Weekly


A Glimpse Inside Your Cup of gayo

IN May, Gayo coffee became the first Indonesian product to receive the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status from the European Union. But increasing temperatures, carbon emissions and unreliable rainfall are affecting Gayo coffee’s yield, flavor and aroma. These detriments are unknown to most coffee lovers, but the Specialty Coffee Association…


Local Cooperatives, Global Standards

Tana Gayo’s coffee farmers can speak fluently on international quality standards for coffee. Cooperatives are the backbone of Aceh’s coffee production.

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.