ESTATE CROPS INFO – Farmers in Tanjung Jabung Barat District, Jambi Province, have been cultivating Liberika coffee on peat soil since 1940 and have survived until now. In this area, approximately 3000 ha of peatland are used for Liberika coffee cultivation by around 2300 farmer families. The performance of the Liberika coffee plant in the West Tanjung Jabung area is very diverse. Apart from this area, the Liberika coffee plant is also being developed by farmers in the peatlands of Meranti Regency, Riau Province, covering an area of 1000 ha and in a narrow area in Kotawaringin Barat, Central Kalimantan.
One of the advantages of the Liberika coffee plant that is planted on tidal peat soils is that the plant can bear fruit all year round, with two peak harvest periods, namely May – July and November – January and an installment harvest every month. (Anjas)