The Toraja-born roaster won the competition with over 30 of the best coffee roasters in Indonesia.
BALI, Indonesia, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Expat. Roasters’ senior coffee roaster, Sermy Samma has been awarded the number one coffee roaster in Indonesia at the Indonesia Roasting Championship (IRC) 2019 which took place on 24 – 27 July alongside the FHI (Food and Hotel Indonesia) in Jakarta.
Sermy Samma analyzing green beans at the Indonesia Roasting Championship (IRC) 2019.
Organised by the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) these awards are a platform to highlight the countries best baristas, roasters and coffee professionals.
Shae Macnamara, founder of Expat. Roasters, a speciality coffee producer operating and servicing Indonesia, says winning this title is directly in line with their commitment to training and education, both with their wholesale partners and internal staff.
"To take first place in the roasting category is great recognition for our dedication to training, supporting and mentoring our staff that we have here at Expat."
"I know first-hand the hype and pressure that comes with competing, but I truly believe it’s a valuable way to push yourself in your role and get you out of the day to day routine."
"It’s an opportunity to increase skills and stay in touch with what’s happening globally in the specialty coffee market," says Shae.
The competition saw over 30 coffee roasters enter where they had to take part in three parts; green bean grading (identify any faults or defects in the beans), sample roasting, production roasting and blending various single origins.
"Part of my reason for opening Expat. Roasters in Indonesia was because I saw an opportunity to not only showcase the specialty coffee grown here but to mentor young baristas and roasters to be some of the best in the world," emphasized Macnamara.
The expansion of Expat. Roasters in 2019 is heading for an optimistic path not only with this nation-wide achievements but also with the new additions of outlets in Bali. Expat. Roasters Brew Bar and Training Center in Petitenget, bigger restaurant concept in Ubud named Full Circle by Expat. Roasters, and freshly opened Expat. Roasters Brew Bar in Beachwalk Shopping Center in Kuta.
About Expat. Roasters
Expat. Roasters is a specialty coffee producers driven by desire to produce and exceptional, unpretentious brew, from the ground up. Expat. Roasters works closely and respectfully with Balinese farmers and producers to source finest local products to complement their nomadic collections of beans around the globe. Expat Roasters strive to foster the burgeoning coffee & barista community of Bali. Introducing the culture of making a good brew across the island, our mission is to give access to education and trainings to coffee professional.
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