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Hydrogenized Coffee Made in Japan

A professor from Japan had developed the processing of coffee Indonesia with hydrogen technology. He is Yukio Hirose, 74, who teaches at the University of Kanazawa, Japan. The development process of coffee hydrogen is not a job 1-2 years, but Hirose has spent about 18 years of research.

The question is, why hydrogen is applied to coffee? According to Hirose, bitter and sweet taste will be better if more balanced. In fact, the more taste if coffee is processed with hydrogen technology. Professor Hirose is a fan of coffee, especially coffee from Indonesia. Coffee from Indonesia is well known by the Japanese because it matches with their tongue. Indonesia is the country’s third largest coffee exporter in the world, while Japan is one of the country destination. Hirose edit

Currently, Professor Hirose has prepared a special plant for the processing of coffee, with a land area of 33,000 m2. While most of the coffee raw materials imported from some famous coffee-producing areas in Indonesia, such as Aceh and Medan coffee. Although not tried coffee from other regions in Indonesia, according Hirose, Indonesian coffee is definitely good. Why? Hirose said that the main condition for good coffee is, should grow at the equator. The main requirements are met by coffee from Indonesia.

Hirose just started selling coffee since June 2014, the brand Suiso Kohi. For every kilogram, hydrogen coffee is sold at a fantastic price, which is 15,000 yen, or about 150 USD. As comparison, with the same kilogram of Arabica coffee roasted in traditional market in south of Jakarta, we can get with 8 USD.

In the meantime, Hirose has not been marketed coffee everywhere. Booking only be made directly to him. Most arrive via e-mail.

It must be admitted, with coffee processing business conducted by Professor Hirose, would be more to promote Indonesia in Japan, even the world. Indonesia is known for its diverse natural resources. Of course there are many more that need to be developed. As information, Professor Hirose is also a recipient of the Nobel Prize in 2003.