Su-re.co is bringing its “Su-re.brew” idea to Rotary Club of Bali Canggu. Su-re brew is coffee project blending with biogas business, it is a prospective green business which enabling environment with win-win solution.
Meanwhile, The Canggu Rotary Club is a young club which are an active, vibrant club passionate about serving the local Canggu community and further afield in Bali. The club revolves around two themes – fellowship and projects. Environmental projects are popular amongst club membership. The club recently launched an organic composting project together with friends at Rotary Club of Bali Taman, to teach local residents how to compost their domestic food waste and even sell the resulting compost, reducing the huge amount of waste going to landfill every week.
Su-re.co will enrich Rotary environmental projects. Florian Radigue is presenting “Su-re.brew Live Rotary Club.”, a community coffee-biogas business under GreenWin European Commission research project. He will be starred as the idea presenter and taking the stage with Chafia and Amira, our biogas designer, at the Rotary seminar.
“Su-re.brew Live Rotary Club” is scheduled to begin previews at 6pm in the Tugu Hotel, Canggu, Bali in Tuesday, August 2nd 2016. Please tell us if you will come to the seminar at the end of Jalan Batu Bolong. The registration is needed and the entry fee will be IDR 80K per person. It includes a drink like soft drink, beer, wine, long drink, etc and very nice canape’s. Register now to guarantee yourself a spot by contacting: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Let’s come and learning about our project, you can enjoy our interesting idea and finish the evening chatting to su-re.co members over a cup of our coffee!
You can also get more information about Su-re.brew next show on the samadi market exhibition which will start this sunday @Canggu. We welcome any public feedback regarding the project. See you Tuesday!
After visiting three different coffee plantations last month in Jembrana, West Bali, the Su-re brew team did their second visit. In June, the team found that one of the farmers, Putu, he uses biogas and has his own machine to roast his coffee beans.
After experimenting different brewing methods of the coffee beans from the plantation, the team had a promotion of su-re brew on June 6th, at a warung at Echo Beach in Canggu. The team offered free taste samples of the second farmer’s Arabica coffee, and gathered some valuable feedback from public regarding the quality of the coffee. Much of the feedback was positive regarding the taste, however, the team thinks that the quality can be still improved. Therefore, the second trip is done to visit Putu and get more insight of his whole process of coffee production, as well as preparation for harvesting was a good opportunity to help to increase the quality of the coffee beans.
On Monday, July 5th, the su-re brew team went to Jembrana to visit Putu. Since some coffee cherries at his plantations are starting to mature, the main objective for the field visit was focused on harvesting – to explain and demonstrate the importance of picking only red cherries, in order to get good quality coffee beans.
Additionally, the team also afterwards make sure that the farmer correctly understand and know what kind of bean required as well as the standardisation of the green beans (color, size, appearance, etc.). The team also gathered information about the drying process in order to have a better overview of how it works and if it can somehow be improved. Furthermore, the team learned more about method for storage, how to make sure that the coffee beans are uninfected from insects.
Afterwards, the team participated in the roasting process and verify that they can going forward connect biogas energy to the roasting machine. Putu is aware and able to easily adjust his methods for the different types of roasts – medium, dark, etc, and explain the linkage to the importance of strandardisation in the selection process. The team also found out the possibilities to install biogas as source of energy for Putu roasting machine.
Regarding the biogas digester, subsidised from the government, Putu is already regularly using it. He is filling it out every day or every two days. However, during the biogas digester experimentation, Putu is inserting a lot of water into the biogas and as the team got the opportunity to see then the inside part of the digester, they noticed that it was full of water and that Putu might not take the water out of the digester then. The biogas usage looks still not good enough.
The field trip met the team expectation, as they gathered a lot of useful information and got a deeper understanding of the way Putu produces his coffee. Importantly, it was a great opportunity for our new interns Alba and Natalie to fully understand the project by visiting the plantations and meet Putu in person, as well as for Anna and Florian to return and maintain the relation and show the enthusiasm they have for the project. As they have been practising Bahasa to enable a conversation, with help from Laksmi (Su-re.co office manager), it was obvious that the visit was appreciated by Putu and his team. It was a good opportunity to practice and confirmed that the team needs to further improve their languange skills which would be very beneficial when they return to the field for harvesting.
Su-re.co would like to issue a warm welcome to four new members that have joined us from this month. Carlo Armillis (Italy), Amira Bouanane (Morocco), Yudiandra Yuwono (Indonesia) and Chafia Salhi (Algeria) are now recognised as members and Su-re.co is proud to have them on board. These new members indicates the diversity of the Su-re.co network. Scattered across the regions, it is always interesting to look inside these inspiring environmentalists and witness the positive work they do in the community.
The variety of backgrounds and skills provided by these four new members is also astounding. From blending contemporary biotechnology with environment techniques in France through to micro and macroeconomics from London college. Su-re.co welcomes their expert and their dedication to environment projects.
Now we will get to know more about them. Carlo was born in Rome, he is currently pursuing the Second Year Bachelor of Science, Economics in the Royal Holloway University Of London, UK. He wants to put in evidence all the knowledge and experience learned so far, which can also develop skills he already had. He is also a member of a volunteering organization funded and ran by young members of society, called SO.R.TE operating in Rome. They provide basic goods to homeless and families aggravated by serious economic problems.
Meanwhile, Amira and Chafia are third year students at EBI -Ecole de Biologie Industrielle- in Cergy, France. They have acquired valuable knowledges in biotechnology that they would like to enhance by working for Su-re.co. They are totally interested in Su-re.co different projects and research. Amira is fascinated by scientific improvements, especially in the environmental & microbiology area, she worked last summer for two months on sterilization service with a team that appreciated her involvement, meticulousness and organizational skills. She is also very interested in other domains like Food Science and Pharmaceutical industry. Internship experience would be a great opportunity not only for her personal enrichment but also to extend her skills beyond the academic background.
From Indonesia, Yudiandra was Program Officer at a non-profit organization headquartered in Indonesia that distributes low-cost technologies to recipients in less-developed countries, he worked on Wonder Women Eastern Indonesia Programme at Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. He did training, supporting and evaluating field staff and micro entrepreneurs.