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As many as 17 types of Indonesian coffees were promoted and served in the Indonesian Coffee Cupping event that was held by the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo, Norway. This aimed at increasing Indonesian coffee exports to the country. The Indonesian Embassy in Oslo in a statement received in Jakarta on Wednesday explained that  the types of Indonesian coffees introduced are like Gayo, Sidikalang, Enrekang, Toraja, Kintamani, and Papua. The event attended by coffee tasters from six leading coffee roasters in Norway was organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo, in collaboration with the Norwegian Coffee Association, Norsk Kaffeinformasjon and it was supported by the Bank Indonesia Representative Office in London.

Indonesian Ambassador to Norway, Todung Mulya Lubis stated that this coffee flavor exploration event was to promote and encourage Indonesian coffee exports to Norway. This event was the contributions of 14 Indonesian coffee producers and exporters from Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sulawesi, Toraja, Bali and Papua.

In spite of having a population of only 5.4 million people, Norway is the second highest coffee consuming country per capita in the world, with an average consumption of 9.9 kilograms per person. Nine out of ten Norwegians drink coffee every day. The coffee consumed by Norwegians is arabica coffee, with a market share of 97 percent, while robusta coffee is only 3 percent, particularly used as a blend. Norway only imports raw coffee beans.

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