Taste of Indonesia and the Archipelago Marketplace

I recently had a chance to taste some made in Indonesia snacks as well as some coffee beans that were grown in Indonesia. These products were sourced from Indonesia by Indonesians, and imported to Canada by Archipelago who curates and delivers a wide variety of unique, high quality products to North America, offering customers an authentic Indonesian experience and a taste of the culture. Archipelago aims to increase the export capacity of Indonesian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and help these businesses in establishing a sustainable market position in North America.

I tasted three of their coffees including my favourite Sumatra Arabica followed the Sumatra Gayo Peaberry Coffee which had notes of caramel, peach, and cacao nib. My least liked one was the Sulawesi Toraja, which I found it to be very earthy in taste and not what I like to drink. All of these arabica coffee beans are grown at high altitudes in Indonesia.

The snacks that I tried include the Tempeh Chips – original flavour –also somewhat addictive, loved the crunch; as well as the Cassava Crackers bbq flavour –these were so light and tasty, more like chips vs crackers, loved it; and the Fruit Chips Pineapple – natural and good for you.

These along with many other products are now available to purchase online here or in person from their retail marketplace which is part of the new Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre at 310 West Cordova Street in downtown Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak

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