Brown ‘Monggo’, It was as sweet as fortunately


Jakarta – Perhaps there are many who are not familiar brown branded ‘Monggo’. However, these home-based gait chocolate brands in the downstream industry is apparently chocolate is no doubt.

Initially in 2003, the trademark only process around 200 kg of semi-finished cocoa beans per month to be a typical chocolate is dark chocolate Monggo. However, in 2011, this cottage industry has to process around 5 tonnes of semi-finished cocoa per month.

Edward Riando Picasauw, cofounder of Mango’s chocolate company declared an increase in its brand of chocolate consumption is due to a shift in public taste that was like chocolate with milk mixture, now became interested in international chocolate flavor that is pure cacao butter with a bitter taste sensation.

“The trend is that consumers prefer milk chocolate, but are now beginning to understand the true chocolate flavor. Monggo Brown’s adaptation of Belgian chocolate, then disinkkronkan with Indonesian taste, like Hazelnut replaced with cashews,” said the man who was fondly called Edo when met at the Chocolate Party on Sunday in the parking lot Sarinah Building, Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta, Sunday (11/12/2011).

Edo is not alone, she was with her friend from Belgium, Thierry Detournay produce chocolate with 80 percent of the work of human hands, only 20 percent use the machine. While the raw material comes from the island of Sulawesi, which is the largest cocoa producer in Indonesia.

“The machine we use is only to crush the beans out loud, the rest of the human hand,” he said.

Kotagede origin chocolate began to be marketed throughout Java and Bali. Not surprisingly, the turnover of the company is also translucent USD 1 million in a year. Did not want to stop there, it plans to deliver Edo Go International. With these opportunities, he expects production and turnover can be increased 2-fold.

“Yes hopefully get 2 times as much,” said Edo shy.

The plan, Brown’s home city will gudeg sambangi countries like the United States in 2012. However, Edo states the plan is still awaiting an export license from the Directorate General of Customs.

“There have been many requests to contact us, it’s from Sweden, USA, Holland, Germany, Greendland. Legality But this new aspect of our mismanagement, later only after in-ACC by the Customs, we will be exporting,” he explained.

As an entrepreneur brown, Edo noted several obstacles than in the field of venture capital to develop it. One is the inability of the Indonesian government in determining the price of the chocolate world. Though Indonesia’s position as the third largest producer of cocoa has been very strong in the eyes of the world.

As a result, employers are still brown domestic misgivings at any time if international prices of raw materials rose sharply brown. The reason, most employers will cocoa export to abroad because of the high prices tempted. It can disrupt the production of cocoa in the country if the raw material disappeared in the domestic market.

“Indonesia can not affect the price, it’s still hanging dollars, whereas our third countries cocoa producer, Ivory Coast and Ghana that war could set the price, but then if there is an increase in raw material prices, we are ruined,” he said.

Industry ‘Sabutret’ in Cilacap regency Expected Evolving


Member of House of Representatives Commission VI Adisatrya Suryo Sulisto expect industry ‘Sabutret’ (upholstery materials derived from coconut coir and rubber blend) in Cilacap, Central Java continues to grow.
He also hoped that the industry players ‘Sabutret’ can do innovation and creativity as well as take advantage of advances in technology, especially the technology is simple yet effective, so it can produce added value.
Adisatrya also reminded to use the momentum of a demographic dividend that currently experienced by Indonesia and the era of globalization, especially the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (ASEAN Economic Community) as of January 2014.
“Given the demographic bonus, real micro and small industry players can just ignore the export market, because the domestic market is still wide open. However if there are orders from abroad, the micro and small industry players should be able to adjust the quality and continuity of the set,” said Adisatrya Tribunnews in a statement received on Monday (08/07/2013).
This explains the PDI-P politicians in order to encourage local resource-based industries in the district of Cilacap, particularly coconut trees and rubber trees, then the Minister of Industry has issued the Ministerial Decree No. 126 of 2011, which set a rubberised coconut fiber (sabutret) as Regional Industry Core Competence (Kiid) Cilacap. ‘
As known, the use and demand ‘Sabutret’ by the international community increasingly widespread, as middle-class movement for the ‘back to nature’ (back to nature).

As a follow up from the Permenperin, the Ministry of Industry (Ministry of Industry) held in collaboration with the Center Adisatrya Workshop Local Resource-Based Industry Development to sabutret industry as well as industries that use local raw materials. The workshop was held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in the city of Cilacap, and bring Endang Supraptini, Director of Industry Development Facilitation Java-Bali region, the Ministry of Industry as a resource.
According Adisatrya, pascadisahkannya Act No. 17 of 2012 on Cooperatives which replaces Law No. 25 of 1992 on Cooperatives, a national cooperative actors should immediately grasp the substance while adjusting the formal-legal aspects, including institutional governance.
“Although the new law is considered by some as a cooperative offender laws that remove the spirit of cooperation, but it must be remembered that the Act is structured precisely to adjust to the times without losing nationalism,” said Adisatrya.

Furthermore Adisatrya also encourage cooperative actors in the two counties to work together with local governments in preparing human resources, including certification of competence. He also admitted that the law requires that the focus of the cooperative actors and earnest in managing, can no longer be used as a sideline.

“As a consequence of decentralization, Regional Head of formal school setting, for example vocational Cooperative Management that provides scholarships for students. Besides scoring skilled resources, the institution may issue a certification for aspiring managers of cooperatives,” he said.

Making Sugars typical Home Based Industry in Garut


Tirelessly Iwan (35) continues to stir the pot iron brown viscous fluid. In front of her was a crock containing the same again. Alternately him play spoons of coconut shell-stemmed bamboo, alternate for 15 minutes.

“It’s a mixture of sugar, java, palm, coconut, and sugarcane. Not all the material from Garut, there sugarcane ordered from Kediri (East Java) together coconut sugar from Tasik, Banjar, and Cianjur,” said the man who was 5 years old involved in the cottage industry in the Market Guntur Garut, West Java, on Wednesday (07/10/2013).

In the process of cooking, Iwan put sugar then stir to form a thick liquid. “Until good. Afterwards input all the sugar. Stirred half hour. If you want to quickly be ready to pour, yes fire digedein,” he said.

After continued stirring and was considered quite mature, and then take a plastic scoop Iwan bercorong. Her bony hands slowly pour the liquid mixture into a thick sugar mold 5 cm in diameter.

“Made it sober, simple cut the pipe,” he explained, pointing to a vertical thickness of 2 cm mold it. Iwan then deftly move the dipper 50th winnowing prints are arranged in a square of wood.

After that, the mold stacked on top of another winnowing. “Dikeringin first, about 1 hour. Wear only dry winds. Was only after it is removed from the mold,” he explained.
While, a fat and short stature mother sitting in a chair not far from the corner of the window at the top of the table where Iwan brown viscous liquid was poured.

“That was brown sugar making process. In Guntur Market makers have 3 red sugar. One of us,” said the woman who called Nur (33) it. His hands deftly releasing brown sugar slab width 5 cm from the mold.

Despite having a similar business competitors, Nur said he was not worried about losing customers who on average small traders such as gado-gado.

In fact, usually orders pile up ahead of Idul Fitri. Whereas for this year claimed to have caught Nur orders weighing 5 quintals of sugar as fast last year.

“It’s still a daily kayak, 60 kg of sugar at all to make. From there be 120 kg. Wrapped so each 10 kg. Kayak gini,” Nur said as he showed a yellowish brown sugar composition of the plastic-wrapped parcel pretty similar.

Nur said the sugar round yellowish color size diameter 8 cm and 5 cm thick is no different from the other manufacture. The only difference is the composition of the sugar.

“If a more yellow coconut sugar, it is also different, so a bit salty. Arennya If the sugar thicker and sweeter,” said Nur.

Iwan and Nur hope this simple production continues to run and sustainable. Because there are other competitors already in the Banjar, West Java, which is capable of producing more and using automated production equipment.

Wow, Food Kartel Earn turnover of Rp 11 trillion


Action actors cartel that conspired aka traders determine price more troubling. Induced them, the prices soar. Unfortunately, those who master the many commercial food commodity food prices rising so high.
In the midst of the difficulties, the perpetrators of the whole profit cartel. Research Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said the perpetrators of the cartel can reap a turnover of up to Rp 11.34 trillion. The turnover of trade 6 obtained from the food commodity beef, chicken, sugar, soy, corn, and rice.
In a written statement, Vice Chairman of Kadin Regional Empowerment and Bulog, Natsir Mansour, said the offender cartel in action when there is an imbalance of supply and demand in the food sector. Imbalances that led to insecurity and fosters speculation.
Natsir said that this condition occurs due to the arrangement of production, distribution and trade of food is weak. He thinks the government is still very centralized trading system just because a policy is governed by several ministries. Though local governments are more aware of the needs in the region.
Natsir also lamented the lack of control the House of Representatives should be able to give sanction to the Ministry which can not keep food prices. “Sanctions in the form of budget cuts,” he said.
In addition, Natsir said, no special food supply lines come confuse the issue. Consequently, any policy issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture tends to be speculative. As a result, the data can not be proper food and accurate.
“So it’s natural that the president was angry with the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Agriculture for failing to regulate national food also often scarce,” he said.

Fasting month, Marcell Enterprises Chandrawinata More Profit

In honor of the Muslims who are fasting, Marcell Chandrawinata businesses in the culinary field inevitably have to be closed during the day and just started operation in the evening. But the sister of Nadine Chandrawinata remain grateful for his restaurant that night visited by visitors.
“At noon the heck is empty. Yeah grateful evening there were still eating,” said the movie’s GUYS MAKE DIZZY Friday (19/7) in SCBD, South Jakarta.
Yet 26-year-old man was admitted initially had feared that obtained decreased turnover. But from the experience of last year, it actually increased its revenue during the month of Ramadan.
“Initially not know how to handle the fast fitting, fear decreases, apparently not. Optimistic further increased this year,” hope actor who was born in Hannover, Germany was.
In fact, when the arrival time of dawn, Marcell frequent social activities with local people sharing food.
“Resto cave in Senopati, love to eat box around the neighborhood,” he said.

Legit crisp and the Phia and Fia from Yogyakarta

Create bakpia fans or pia, bakpia from Yogyakarta was already familiar for souvenirs. Not only sweet but savory taste affordable price makes this snack a lot of fans. Currently there are pia new model offered by the Yogyakarta as souvenirs. Hmmm … like what ya pia recently?

As souvenirs bakpia known as bakpia Pathuk been known since long. It does not seem to Yogyakarta afdol if not stopped carrying bakpia Pathuk as souvenirs. Due to high demand in the region do not be surprised if Pathuk road turned into a cottage industry bakpia region. There is a branded 75, 45, 95 and other numbers ending in 5!

This traditional form of bakpia round flat dough with wet skin a little clay. The dough is made from mung bean contents are not peeled so lightly browned and a variety of other variants such as pandan content, chocolate, cheese, and others. Bakpia making this recipe and still wear the traditional way. Because little damp, bakpia is not durable.

Now if stopped by the city, there is a new kind of pia that can be bought for a souvenir. Pia are branded Phia ‘Deva’ and ‘Fia’ This is a more modern type of pia. Batter crispy skin, savory and dry. The shape is not round but rectangular flat minor. For wearing a crisp batter and spread with egg yolk plus a sprinkling of sesame attractive it looks more yellow.

Not just a different shape, but clean and beautiful packaging in cardboard boxes to make it more attractive pia. The contents are very varied. In addition to green beans, no cheese, chocolate, pineapple, strawberry, durian and others. Pia is also durable with reasonable price Rp. 9,000.00 per box.

To get this new kind pia you can drop in to the shops for souvenirs in Yogyakarta and specifically to bakpia ‘Deva’ can come to Jl. No. 18 Minomartani cork, Yogaykarta.

Chocolate Monggo, By Kota Gede Tasteful Typical World

If this weekend you to Yogyakarta, there are typical souvenirs to buy in Kota Gede. This place not only had the silver, but also Chocolate Monggo. Although not as famous as the European brown, bold taste pitted.

Hearing the word Kota Gede, usually imaginary we instantly fell in silver. Not a traveler who took it as a souvenir.

I was able to visit a craft center some time ago. There are many silver items there. Of course, the price offered is quite expensive.

Satisfied of silver, my next destination is looking for other typical souvenirs Kota Gede. Had asked here and there, I also got an answer Chocolate Monggo.

Many say this is typical souvenirs Kota Gede. Although not made by the factory or from a cottage industry products, is already famous chocolate delights.

My car was slowly walking to Jalan Dalem KG III. A simple house with a yard is not so widespread now emblazoned on the front.

I also began to set foot into a small house but it looks slick. Inside there are a lot of people apparently already lined up while pointing at the existing chocolate in the window.

But that’s not the first thing that caught my attention, but another room next to the room sales. That place was a chocolate factory.

Yes, the traveler who came not only can buy chocolate, but also see how chocolate is made. There is a special glass-walled room there.

In it, there are plenty of shelves contain liquid chocolate and chocolate frozen. Not to forget, the chocolate chef who is eager to make this sweet snack.

Pleased to see the process of making chocolate Monggo, now time for shopping. In storefront sales, there are many types of chocolate that travelers can choose. Several types of chocolate such as chocolate bars, pralines and chocolates for special orders.

Matter of taste, chocolate monggo have many kinds of flavors that you can taste, such as various fruits, milk, or challenging chili flavor. Of all the chocolate flavors, it turns out Dark Chocolate is the favorite.

Fun, priced souvenirs is quite affordable, ranging Rp 13000-150 thousand. Depending on the type of chocolate. Specifically the hundreds of thousands, usually a special order chocolates.

Finished shopping, do not necessarily go home just like that. Put testimonials in the guest book are available at the brown house. Do not be surprised, because you will find many testimonials of tourists at home and abroad, such as Arabic and Korean.

Sweet sour the Torakur

His name is unique. Having eaten maybe you will be confused, this tomato or dates? Yes processed tomato and sweet sour bite is guaranteed addictive. The color is very similar to the exact date but it was tomatoes. LHA how come? See the info below?

While in the area Bandungan, I had stopped in Semarang Bandungan market. I accidentally found ‘Torakur’ which had become the talk of some time ago. Torakur which means ‘Tomato Taste Dates’ This is one of the specialties Kopeng, Central Java.

Like dates of Arab Torakur pretty packed in cardboard boxes and neatly laid out. Applying glue tomatoes that long-term to make it look like a date. Initially preserves udaha process was spearheaded by a mother in the Banyumas area in 1998 to deal with an expensive price palm while tomatoes are very abundant.

It looks almost identical, only the flesh of the fruit of the date palm is thicker and does not have seeds torakur. So it’s even more delicious and when eaten. To make it not too difficult because of the cottage industry are scattered in almost all areas of Central Java.

The first ripe tomato, seeds removed and washed. The tomatoes will be one torakur. After the water soaked chunks of tomato that goal whiting makes tomatoes so chewy texture and not easily destroyed during cooking. Once this is then cooked in sugar water until the sugar becomes thick brown and red-brown color change tomatpun like dates.

The next process torakur dijemus in the sun to dry. Afterwards, packed in cardboard and wrapped in plastic. Although not wearing a mixture of dates, taste exactly like dates torakur legit. No wonder the fasting month, torakur highly sought after for iftar meals.

Torakur now been sold to major cities in Sumatra and Sulawesi, and even this growing cottage industry to various regions in Central Java. One small box sells for Rp. USD 10,000.00 and a large box. 20,000.00. Prices are affordable and taste like dates make torakur so popular. If you want to taste this torakur can buy in the gift shop in the area of ​​Central Java.

Find Profit in Month of Ramadan, Merchants Parcel at Jalan Cikini spilling

During the month of Ramadan, Eid parcel traders are often found around Cikini Station. They lined up along West Street Pegangsaan who was in front of the station.

Throughout most of the road pavement to be met by the merchants. Walking out of the station must pass through the middle stall trader. Congestion in Jalan West Pegangsaan inevitable.

The traders claimed to sell in the area due to increased turnover. Merchandise is also more easily seen by shoppers, thereby increasing the number of subscribers.

“Income is certainly increased. Due everyday it is not no parcel orders,” said Aida, Aida stall owners Pegangsaan Parcel at Jalan Barat, Cikini, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (07/17/2013).

Aida is already a dozen years of producing this Eid parcel admitted during Ramadan can sell up to 300 parcels. The price is varied, from Rp 250,000 to 1 million.

“Turnover during Ramadan I can get 80 million,” he said.

Although selling on the street and stopped traffic, he was not worried about the order by the municipal police. Because he and other traders had issued a permit from the District Menteng.

“We pay rent to the district 600 thousand a month. Was already all, including cleanliness money and power,” he explained.

He said the road has been used as a place to sell dozens of parcels every Ramadan. Traders knew each other and are local residents.

“We’re not indiscriminate selling here.’s Been all knew each other, including with the district. Rookies were usually rejected,” said another trader, Mila.

Daily Aida and other merchants selling in the Flower Market which is located not far from Cikini Station. They occupy every street New Pegangsaan beginning of Ramadan until the day before the holiday. These traders sell for 24 hours non-stop.

“We direct the production here. During the 24 hours of safe,” said Mila.

Ramadan, Home Based Cake Industry Emerges

SOLO– Arrival of Ramadan is not wasted some people to carry out seasonal business. One is a cottage industry cake proliferation. Utilizing the home kitchen, turnover of up to tens of millions of dollars could be obtained.

Endang Paryanti is one that utilizes baking hobby into an extra source of income. Since before the fast, he got busy with the flour and butter in the house which is located in Jalan Sapodilla III No. 6 Karangasem. He expertly made cakes nastar, Kastengel and snow princess. Currently, without hiring employees he can still fulfill the orders kept coming. One day, he alone could produce 20 jars of cookies.
“It will start the third week, there may be an additional two employees to help make the cake. If alone, fear can not serve demand more and more,” he said.
Endang, was three years in a row to make each cake using a label Aura Lebaran Cookies. Every Eid, he can accept orders up to 500 jars. Assorted pastries are sold for Rp 35,000 for each of the jar. He believes, orders will continue to come to close to Lebaran. Because this year he’s doing more extensive promotion.
“In the past only by word of mouth promotion. Now I use facebook and blackberry messenger. Besides in Solo, the buyer also come from Jakarta, Semarang, Yogyakarta and Jepara,” he said.
The same is done Rahayu. Together with his brother, he used to market the Idul Fitri various pastries. On an average day, more sisters make snacks for the kids, such as donuts vegetable or vegetable noodles.
Unfortunately, he was not able to accept orders in large quantities due to limited production capacity.
“Cake made our family at home in Kartasura. Was looking for an additional year hard labor. Mostly people prefer seasonal work in printing rather than making the cake,” he said.
To date, he has received 200 orders a variety of pastries. Starting from nastar, Kastengel, corn cookies, cheese and sago. The cakes are sold at varying prices, from Rp 35,000 to Rp 55,000 per jar.