Univ. Djuanda Bogor Intern At IIBCRI

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SUKABUMI, – Cindy Amelia Hardianti and Shania Mari zoe Susanto, students of the Department of Food Technology and Nutrition, University of Djuanda Bogor, carried out Field Work Practices (PKL) at the Indonesian Industrial & Bevarages Crops Research Institute (IIBCRI), Sukabumi Regency from August to September 2021 The two students who are familiarly called Cindy and Shania carry out street vendors at the IIBCRI Bioindustry location, guided by postharvest researchers, namely Eko Heri Purwanto, S.TP., M.Sc. and Elsera Br. Tarigan, S.Si., M.Sc.

“Our first impression, on the eco pack and their mother, is a friendly, calm and humble figure. He guided and instructed us on the topic of street vendors that we took and guided us in the testing process while in the laboratory “, they said.

While carrying out street vendors, these two students carried out several activities, namely studying the stages of the coffee and cocoa processing from harvest to final product. The two students were also taught how to distinguish the quality of good and bad coffee and cocoa, and identify the physical characteristics of coffee and cocoa cherries that are ready to be harvested as well as the introduction of physical characteristics of Arabica, Robusta, Liberika, and Excelsa coffee cherries.

In addition, they also studied the process of processing cocoa into cocoa powder and chocolate bars and followed the processing of coffee beans from harvesting to packaging. The stages of activities in the coffee processing process that are followed are starting from harvesting – sorting – fermentation – washing – drying – grinding – sorting beans – roasting – refining – packaging and ready to drink after being processed at the Balittri cafe.

Both admitted that they learned a lot about coffee and cocoa, the meaning of hard work, solidarity, and mutual support in the world of work. Besides that, they also get very valuable life lessons, starting from togetherness and solidarity.

“I would like to say many thanks to all IIBCRI employees who have supported our PKL activities while here, to Mrs. Diah, Mr. Eko, Mrs. Sera, Mr. Ali & Mrs. Ali, Mr. Ratman, and friends of street vendors. can meet at another time and can become business/business partners in the future.” he added. (anjas)

Source: Research Institute for Industrial and Refreshing Crops (Balittri)

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