Community service

Students improve the quality of coffee in the village through community service

It is not separate from Mount Jae which is a tourist attraction. The community must improve the quality of coffee offered to visitors

Mataram (ANTARA) – Students from the Department of Food Technology at Mataram University in West Nusa Tenggara participated in an educational activity on Monday to improve the quality of coffee production and service in Sedau Village, West Lombok.

The activity was part of the Community Service Program (KKN), launched under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology program of Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM or Freedom in Learning and Campus).

Indriyatno, the lecturer from Mataram University who mentored the activities of KKN, spoke at length about the materials given during the training to improve the quality of coffee roasting and serving.

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“It’s not separate from Mount Jae which is a tourist attraction. The community needs to improve the quality of coffee offered to visitors,” he explained.

Through training in coffee roasting and presentation, he expressed his optimism that the level of coffee production in this region will improve.

Indriyatno pointed to the medium scale of coffee production in the village of Sedau which had an impact on its qualities.

“It can be one of the ways for students to strive (to improve the quality of coffee production),” he remarked.

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Indriyatno expressed his belief that such an educational activity would branch out to other villages that also make coffee.

He noted that MBKM community service takes place over a period of three months, as it is about the application of knowledge and skills that students have acquired while learning on campus.

Indriyatno pointed out that the educational program also applies the “Rumah Pangan Lestari”, or sustainable food center program, based on government policy in 2013 when the price of chilli peppers skyrocketed. The program aims to optimize the use of house yards to grow staples.

“This region (the village of Sedau in western Lombok) mainly produces robusta coffee,” Indriyatno noted.

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