Discover Indonesian super foods and drinks.

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Discover Indonesian super foods and drinks


On Sunday September 19th, the BorGerHub in Antwerp will open its doors to the public to host an Indonesian Superfood Exhibition and Tasting Event. Visitors will be have the opportunity to enjoy Indonesian specialty coffee from different regions, taste the fresh and unique flavors of Indonesian Tropical Fruits, learn all about the Tempe and how to make it, tasting Indonesian rice dishes and authentic Indonesian gluten free market snacks “Jajanan Pasar”.

According to the Indonesia Statistic Bureau, agriculture in Indonesia is one of the sectors that continue to grow during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Merdeka Export program initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture, it is expected that export on agriculture product will grow even more. On the occasion of the Discover Indonesian Super Food exhibition, several varieties of super foods that have been on high demand but rarely known outside Asia will will be on display: mango, coffee, rice, mocaf, and processed porang.

The wide variety of fruits due to Indonesia’s natural conditions is also shown in mangoes variants. There are about 400 varieties of mangoes throughout Indonesia with more than 10 varieties that are popular for their excellent taste and vitamin contents, such as Arummanis mango, Gedong Gincu, Manalagi, Golek, Madu, and others.

The popularity of Indonesian coffee has been recognized throughout the world, especially since Indonesia is the fourth largest coffee bean producer in the world after Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia. The main advantage of Indonesian coffee compared to other countries is the variety, quality, and taste.

The volume of Indonesian coffee exports in 2019/2020 was recorded at 6.73 million (in 60 kg packs) which has made Indonesia as the fourth largest coffee exporter in the world. The most famous specialty coffees are Luwak coffee, Toraja coffee, Gayo Aceh coffee, Kerinci Jambi coffee and Mandailing coffee. To date, there are more than 20 geographical indications of Indonesian coffee such as Gayo Arabica, Toraja Arabica, Bali Pupuan Robusta, Koerintji Sumatran Arabica, and others.


Coffee Talks

Explore the Indonesian coffee region and taste Indonesian Coffee Specialties

  • Session 1: 11.00 – 12.30 Coffee tasting
  • Session 2: 14.30 – 14.45 Coffee Talks with the master cuppers

Indonesian Tropical Fruit Market

Experience the uniqueness of the Indonesian fruit market and taste real fresh tropical fruits, fruit salad “Rujak” and a Balinese smoothies bowl.

  • Session1: 12.30 – 13.30
  • Session 2: 15.00 – 16.30

All about Tempeh for Vegan Lovers

Workshop “How to make Tempeh” + Tempeh Tasting

  • Session1: 14.00 – 15.00
  • Session 2: 15.30 – 16.30

Indonesian farming and the best way to enjoy them

  • Variety of Indonesian Rice – Taste Indonesian rice dishes
  • Cassava flour “Gluten Free” – Taste the traditional snacks “jajanan pasar”


  • Angklung “traditional bamboo instrument”


  • Early Bird Ticket: 13.78€ / person
  • On the spot Ticket: 15€ / person


Registration for each session is mandatory. Limited space. Email: 


Sep 19 2021


11 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min


15.00 €



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