Dear Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in Jember International Coffee Conference (JICC) that will be held on 9th-11th November 2017 in University of Jember, Jember, East Java, Indonesia.

This is the world conference focusing on coffee. The conference will cover keynote lectures, presentation, exhibition of coffee creative industry and coffee farm trip. This insightful conference will provide great atmosphere for scientists, researchers, lecturers, students, practitioners and industrial players to broaden their knowledge, to socialize and build network to enhance more value to the coffee field of study. It is hoped that this conference will give opportunities to share knowledge and experiences among its participants, which in the long run will be more beneficial for human well-beings across the globe.

This conference offers a multi-disciplinary discussion on coffee. The main topic is “Coffee for wealth”, whilst the sub-themes are:1) Coffee for Biotechnology and Agriculture; 2) Coffee for Technology; 3) Coffee for Health; 4) Coffee for Social-Politic and Law; 5) Coffee for Culture and Humanities; 6) Coffee for Education; 7) Coffee for Economy, Creative Economy and Tourism.


Coffee is the primary plantation commodities of Jember and Bondowoso, which is mostly produced by civil plantations and only less than 10 % is produced by state plantations. As University of Jember is located in Jember and surrounded by coffee plantations, coffee has become one of the primary research interests in University of Jember. Talking about civil plantation, coffee cannot be seen only from agriculture and industrial aspects as its growing evidences, however, coffee demonstrates many other interesting dimensions, such as, its impact on socio-culture, education, health, creative economy, etc. Accordingly, the field of study on coffee is unique and interesting as ever. The challenges following the development and proliferation of this field raise strong interest from coffee stakeholders which in turn needs more discussion and exploration.

This 1 st JICC is intended to highlight recent evidences and current information on many aspects of coffee from worldwide. This conference might provide inspirations for further development and improvement, so that it can add more value to the coffee itself, its science, stakeholders, and industry and lead to achieve the vision of coffee for wealth.

Dr. Ir. H. Andi Amran Sulaiman, MP - Minister of Agriculture the Republic of Indonesia (*tbc)

Born in 27 April 1968, Mr. Andi A. Sulaiman is the Minister of Agriculture in Jokowi Working Cabinet (2014-2019). He got his Agriculture Engineering degree from the Faculty of Agriculture Hasanuddin University in (1988 – 1993); his Master degree in (2002 – 2003); and got cum laude for his Doctorate degree on Agriculture from the same university in (2008 – 2012). He obtains some awards from the Ministry of Law RI, 1995 and from the Ministry of Agriculture RI, 1997; Permanent Licence on Pesticide Tiran 58PS from the Ministry of Agriculture RI, 1998. He got some permanent licenses of Pesticide from the Minister of Agriculture Republic of Indonesia for Ammikus 65PS in 2011; for Ranmikus 59PS in 2012; for Timikus 64PS in 2012. In line with these achievements he got patent rights in Alpostran (Alat Empos Tikus modifikasi) from the Minister of Law RI in 2014. An Honorary Award of Satyalencana Pembangunan on Agriculture Enterpreneurship from the President of Republic of Indonesia was got in 2007 as well as the FKPTPI Award in 2011, Bali

Ir. Airlangga Hartarto, MBA, MMT Minister of Industry the Republic of Indonesia (*tbc)

Ir. Airlangga Hartarto, MBA, MMT is now the Minister of Industry the Republic of Indonesia. Born in Surabaya in 1962, Airlangga Hartarto is now the Minister of Industry Republic of Indonesia from 27 Juli 2016 to date. This alumnus of Machine Engineering Gajah Mada University (UGM) had once the Chairperson of Indonesia Emitent Association for 3 periods (2005-2014); Secretary General of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) in 2005; The Chairman of the Indonesia Engineering Association (PII) from 2006-2009; the Chairman of Engineering Council (PII) from 2009-2015; member of Majelis Wali Amanat Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta (2002-2012); Vice Chairperson of the Alumni Association of Gadjah Mada University from 2005-2009; and member of Board of Alumni Association of Gadjah Mada University – KAGAMA from 2009-2014.

Maizirwan Mel, Ph.D

Maizirwan Mel is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak 50728, Kuala Lumpur. He obtained his PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2002. His research interest is in the area of Optimization, Simulation and Modeling of Bioprocess, Fermentation Kinetics and Design, Biologics Separation and Purification, and Biomanufacturing, Bioenergy Technology and Engineering. He has over 13 years’ experience in teaching on Biotechnology Engineering Laboratory IV, Bioprocess Facility Design and Regulatory, Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Cell Culture Engineering and Biomass Energy, Design and Optimization Process Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering Fundamental, Process Plant Design & Analysis. Dr Maizirwan also serves as a regular referee for International and National journals such as World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Cytotechnology, Material Sciences and Engineering, Bioresources Technology, African Journal Biotechnolgy. He was Editorial Members of IIUM Engineering Journal and now as Associate Editorial Board for: Frontier in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Journal of Process and Industrial Biotechnology). He published over 120 papers in National and International conferences, 53 papers in SCOPUS and ISI journals, 17 patents filed, 6 patents is granted (2 patents in USA and 4 patents in Malaysia), 2 licensed technologies for industries. He is a member of Institution Engineers of Indonesia, IEI (1991 – Present). He was a Head of Department for Biotechnology Engineering (2003-2004), Biotechnology Engineering Academic Advisor (2004-2005), Coordinator for Engineering Industrial Training Unit of IIUM (2008-2011), and also former Deputy Dean of Innovation and Commercialization for Research Management Centre of IIUM (August 2011-September 2013).

Dr. Peeyush Soni

Dr. Peeyush Soni has been promoted to the position of Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD). His promotion was announced by the AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, following positive recommendations of the Faculty Evaluation Panel (FEP) and the Professorial Board of SERD. Dr. Soni was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Development in June 2012. Prior to this, he held the Senior Instructor/Instructor positions in SERD (September 2010-May 2012). Dr. Soni obtained both his Master of Engineering (Agriculture) and Doctor of Engineering (Agriculture) degrees from AIT in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He gained his Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur, (India) Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, (MPUAT), Rajasthan in 2001. Dr. Soni’s research encompasses the areas of terramechanics, agricultural instrumentation, controlled environment agriculture, agricultural systems analysis, and analytical techniques.

Dr Ruben Sakrabani

Dr Ruben Sakrabani obtained his first degree in Chemistry from the National University of Malaysia. He obtained the prestigious British High Commissioners Chevening Award to pursue an MSc in Environmental Pollution Control from University of Leeds. After his MSc, he worked for a year at Earth Tech Engineering Ltd as an Assistant Environmental Specialist. He then started his PhD at University of Abertay Dundee and later transferred to University of Bradford. His PhD work was on contaminated sediments. He has experience in field and laboratory analysis involving contaminated sediments and hands on experience operating AAS, HPLC and ion chromatograph. During his PhD, Dr Sakrabani spent four months at Aalborg University in Denmark developing novel methods to predict biodegradability of organic matter from combined sewer sediments. In addition, he was also involved in an EU collaborative project involving trans-national access to Major Research Infrastructure (MRI) at WL Delft Hydraulics in the Netherlands. Dr Ruben Sakrabani joined Cranfield in September 2002 as Lecturer in Soil Chemistry.

Dr. I Dewa Ayu Susilawati

I Dewa Ayu Susilawati is a researcher from Universitas Jember, Indonesia. Currently, her research focuses on coffee for health, particularly for cardiovascular health. Awards from this field of study are: 1) Best paper presentation: 5th Asian Preventive Cardiology Conference, 2014, Hong Kong, 2) Best research: 26th Annual Scientific meeting of Indonesian Hearth Association, 2017, Jakarta.

Dr. Soni Sisbudi Harsono

Dr. Soni Sisbudi Harsono is a Associate Profesor, Head of Farm Machinery Laboratory and Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Agrictural Engineering in Universitas Jember (UNEJ), Indonesia. He is also serving as an Secretary in Coffee for Wealthfare and Maritime Studies at Research Center Institute in University of Jember. He got Doctor in agriculture technology Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany). His areas of expertise include Renewable Energy, Biomass Utilization for Energy from Jatropha Curcas, Palm oil, Coconut nucifera, coffee and fish, energy efficiency with a regional focus of in East Java province of Indonesia.

Agus Trihartono, Ph.D

Agus Trihartono is Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, The University of Jember, Indonesia. Currently, he is a Senior Researcher at Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (C-RiSSH) and Institute for Maritime Studies (IMAS). His research interests are Asian Regionalism, Human Security, R2P, Maritime Security and Political Polling.

Dr. Ir. Hj. Delima Hasri Azahari  Darmawan, MS

Senior researcher/ Minister Adviser for International Trade and Agriculture Policy, Ministry of Agriculture. Position: President Commissioner PTPN VI (2013 – present); President Commissioner PTPN XII (2008 – 2013); President Commissioner PTPN XI (2003 – 2008); Commissioner PTPN XI (1998 – 2003). Organization: Chair of Advisory Board of Specialty Coffee Association Of Indonesia (SCAI) 2017-present; Vice Chair of Advisory Board of Specialty Coffee Association Of Indonesia  (SCAI) 2015-2017; Chair Of Indonesian Plantation Association (GPPI) 2014 – Present; Vice Chair Indonesian Palm Oil Board (IPOB) 2012- Present

Drs. H. Amin Said Husni

The Head of Bondowoso Regency (2009-present). WORK HISTORY: 1) Chief Editor of Tebuireng magazine; 2) Staff of Administration and Treasury Department of UDPI PP Tebu Ireng (1989-1990); Journalist of Warta NU (1991-1992); The Director of PT. Shanaz Swa Mandiri (1993-1998); Member of Indonesian Parliamentary for 2 periods (1999-2008); The Head of Bondowoso Regency (2009-present). AWARDS: 1) Satya Lencana Wira Karya Pembangunan, 2010; 2) JPIP Autonomy Award in Public Service and Education sector, 2010; 3) Presidential award for Food Production, 2010; 4) The Award for Creative and Innovative Policy to Accelerate the Management in Handling Poverty awarded by State Ministry of the Development of Underdeveloped Regions, October 8 2012; 5) Policy making: Increasing the Development of the Economy by Means of the Export of ‘Kopi Rakyat’(Non-company Coffee Product) by GAPOKTAN (farmers’ association); 6) Presidential Awards on the Ability to Increase Rice Production above 5%; 7) East Java Governor’s award for developing the Bipartite Cooperation Institution in East Java; 8) The 2nd Best Regency for the Management Early Childhood Education in National Level. Email : aminshusni@gmail.com