Aroma Kopi Paberik
Bandung, Indonesia (pop. 7.4 mil) is famous for its “Aroma Kopi Paberik” (Aroma Coffee Factory). The factory is really quite small with only about 15 (?) or so employees and two small roasters. Even though it is small, it is well known in the city, and almost every main grocery store sells its packaged coffee. From its opening in the 1930’s, the factory is still producing coffee the old fashioned way… everything by hand and no artificial additives.
Below is the video we made of our tour of the factory.
You can go to the factory and observe the line of people who will wait a considerable period of time to buy the coffee directly from the factory–cutting out the middleman… which the owner indicated he enjoys doing for the public!
The factory is open for tours. Contact them ahead of time to arrange for your visit:
Jalan Banceuy No. 51 Bandung 40111 (on the corner of Jl. Banceuy and Jl. Pecinan Lama)