Sustainable Gastronomy Tourism
Karanganjar Coffee Plantation is a historical coffee plantation and is located in East-Java. The plantation was built in 1874 by a Dutch man and various attributes from the colonial era can be viewed in the museum on the plantation. To this day, coffee is grown.
Karanganjar came with three different problems; they noticed lower coffee production and quality, they experienced the effects of climate change and they received a different type of tourists than they would like to see.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were used as an overarching frame to link coffee production, climate change and tourism. Recommendations were given regarding Sustainable Gastronomy Tourism through the principle of permaculture, to achieve a better soil, better working conditions, more resilience to climate change and a better taste of the coffee. The expectation was that an additional effect would be attracting agritourism, something that Karanganjar wished for.
Besides this project, a plastic-free project was developed and presented to the heads of department.