As the specialty coffee sector has been improving rapidly in the past few years, tighter relations has developed between Indonesian downstream industry players (roasters) and coffee farmers.
In the past, farmers traditionally planted, harvested and processed arabica coffee beans, and sold these to collectors. The collectors would then deliver the coffee beans to a processing factory, before the green beans were exported or sold to domestic roasters.
Nowadays, roasters are driven to source coffee beans directly from farmers. They are also trying to improve the welfare of these mostly poor farming families.