Batam (ANTARA) - President of the Singapore Coffee Association, Victor Mah, was all praises for the taste of Indonesian coffee during a cupping series program organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore.

Mah, concurrently a member of the ASEAN Coffee Federation, commended the high quality and vast array of Indonesian coffee varieties.

The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, in collaboration with Bank of Indonesia's Singapore office, and the Singapore Coffee Association, presented 11 types of coffee from various regions in Indonesia, according to a statement received here, Tuesday.

Some 30 guests from various circles of Singaporean coffee enthusiasts, including baristas, cafe owners, coffee traders, and diplomatic circles attended the event.

Chargé d'Affaires of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore Didik Eko Pujianto stated that Indonesia, located on the Ring of Fire, is home to several volcanoes that has its own pros, including the many highlands.

In the highlands, coffee plants can thrive and have become a crucial export commodity.

Pujianto further called for optimally tapping the potential of Indonesian coffee, especially to boost the community's economy.

"Hence, the Cupping Series Program is right on target to further promote the quality of Indonesian coffee to Singapore," he affirmed.

Numerous coffee varieties, each with its quintessential uniqueness, were promoted during the activity.

Meanwhile, Colombian Ambassador in Singapore Manuel Hernando Solano Sossa enthusiastically partook in the coffee cupping session owing to his keenness to sample the taste and get a whiff of the aroma of Indonesian coffee.

As the ambassador of one of the world's coffee producers, Sossa emphasized the importance of holding such events to edify and acclimatize the public to different types of Indonesian coffee commodities.

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