NUSA DUA, NNC - PT Pegadaian (Persero) through The Gade Coffee and Gold held Nusantara (archipelago) coffee diplomacy in the Art Bali Area, amid the 2018 IMF-World Bank annual meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali. About 5,000 cups of Nusantara Coffee were served daily during the 2018 Art Bali event, as well as implementation of The Gade Coffee & Gold Palu-Donggala Disaster Care Program.
President Joko Widodo and several Ministers of the Working Cabinet had the opportunity to stop by and enjoy coffee at The Gade on the 6th day of IMF-WB annual meeting 2018 implementation, in addition to the IMF and World Bank delegations. Even Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani, and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi held a press conference and drank coffee together with a number of national mass media at The Gade Coffee and Gold.
"Nusantara coffee diplomacy a la The Gade provides a taste of Indonesian special coffee which is formulated by young baristas. The best quality coffees in Indonesia, such as Blue Raung (Ijen), Gayo, Toraja and specialty coffee were served by barista of The Gade for the President and other important guests from abroad," explained President Director of PT Pegadaian (Persero) Sunarso, in a press release on Sunday (10/14/2018).
The Gade Coffee and Gold opened its booth in the Art Bali area, presenting various arts cultures to be enjoyed by people from various backgrounds and abroad. An open space of Art Bali was expected to be able to accommodate the meeting of artists with art connoisseurs, as well as a new place for artists and their arts to meet directly with the public.
"Therefore, Nusantara coffee diplomacy is the right means to communicate the taste of coffee and the diversity of arts, as well as an invitation to participate in building the arts network and caring for it," added Sunarso.
In fact, Luhut B. Panjaitan was also active promoting Nusantara coffee to all delegates present in the Art Bali area. The Gade Coffee & Gold is very supportive of the Art Bali program as part of the contribution of Synergy of SOEs to the Country from Pegadaian so that the visual arts created by the country's proud artists are more beneficial and become a means of education for the wider community.