It’s been a while since my last post, I haven’t got any chance to go anywhere for the past few months due to my postgraduate study preparation (Visa, Living place, etc.) so I’m pretty much only stroll around my neck of the woods. But fear not, there is one interesting place’s that I discover with my sister, that place is “Tombo Coffee Plantation”
Located on Tombo Village, Kec.Bandar, Central Java, Indonesia. Tombo is actually a Village where most of the residents work as farmers, planting coffee, cocoa, tobacco and tea. But what we actually visit is their Coffee plantation which is quite famous nowadays.
The village is so lovely and charming, there are still a lot of green area here (forest, rice field, plantation, etc) and you could also found a waterfall that streamed a crystal clear water. It’s a nice place to had a short break from heavily polluted and stressful city life.
We actually know someone there called “mas mudjo” that we knew during the annual coffee gathering called Coffee for Dummies (This annual event was pioneered by Coffee and Beyond, but as it procced has become a collaboration event with the fellow coffee shop across Pekalongan-Batang-Comal area).
This village has a coffee farmer community which is more than happy to guide you and explain more about coffee process from tree to cup, but sadly We don’t really explore that far since there’s a sudden heavy rain shower happening 1-hour after we arrived.From this short trip, we realised that most of the coffee tree in here came from robusta and excelsa species which could be recognised by their leaves and beans shaped.
Overall It is a nice experience to be able to witness the coffee planting process. I definitely recommend you to visit this place if you are somehow a coffee enthusiast that visiting Pekalongan and has nothing to do. From this place, you could get not only inspiration but also feel a different sensation.
Before I closed today’s post, Here’s some Tips & Tricks for you who are planning to visit Tombo coffee plantation:
- To reach this place you could simply put “Rumah Pohon Tombo” on your google map.
- It was approximately 1-hour land journey from Pekalongan.
- As far as I know, you have to make an appointment first if you want to visit the coffee plantation. To make It easier The coffee community in Pekalongan has made a Coffee plantation trip programme, the one that I have access to is Coffee and Beyond, so I’ll be putting their Instagram here, make sure to follow them to get the latest news about this.
- This trip cost about 20.000 IDR for 1 person
as I mention before, due to my postgraduate study needs I might not be able to post regularly, so to keep you up to date about what I’ve been doing or places that I’ve been visited simply visit my Instagram @edcharmain , I deeply apologise for the inconvenience.
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Have you ever wonder “where did coffee beans come from ?”
Cheers !! 😉