Brewing Trouble - Sumatra's Coffee Crisis

Brewing Trouble - Sumatra's Coffee Crisis

Tonggo Simangunsong's feature explores the paradoxical situation in Lintong Ni Huta, Northern Sumatra, where despite high coffee prices, local farmers are facing decreasing yields due to pests, disease, and climate change. Around 20% of the coffee picked is defective, reflecting the severe challenges the industry faces. Sprudge Special Projects Desk, supported by La Marzocco, is dedicated to in-depth coffee journalism, cultural narratives, and supports the growth of specialty coffee through knowledge sharing. Sprudge invites journalists to submit long-form articles to shed light on the various facets of the coffee industry and contribute to its future development.

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