Design of Portable Coffee Dryer in Kabawetan District, Kepahiang Regency

  • Muhammad NurDita Nugroho Universitas Bengkulu
  • Siswahyono Siswahyono Universitas Bengkulu
  • Prasetyo Prasetyo Universitas Bengkulu
  • Eko Sumartono Universitas Dehasen Bengkulu
  • Abdul Hamid Hakim Universitas Bengkulu
Keywords: Portable Architecture, coffee, Kabawetan, Technology introduction training, Portable Coffee Dryer

Abstract

The statistical data of the Kepahiang Regency in 2018 shows that more than 90% of Kabawetan people worked in the agricultural sector as vegetable and coffee farmers. Due to the hilly morphology of the settlements, the settlement configurations should conform with the land contours. As the majority of the coffee farmers have limited land for drying the harvested coffee, portable architectural technology can then help overcome the problems with the limited house yard. This tool is used as a space for drying their coffee, especially during the rainy season. The method to transfer the portable coffee dryer design to the communities is by training them how to use the technology and introducing it with the help of props (prototypes). This introductory training was conducted for the Permata Sari farmer group in the farmer's house yard in Bukit Sari Village, Kabawetan District. The training activities included coordinating with the involved farmers, making coffee dryer designs, testing simple tools, and introducing the mobile coffee dryer technology to Permata Sari farmer group members in Bukit Sari Village, Kabawetan District Kepahiang Regency. Portable coffee dryers are urgently needed considering the contoured lands, limited space, and the frequency of rainy days in Kabawetan exceeds that of sunny days. However, this tool still requires further development, where it can be used as a sorting tool, particularly for sorting out the red pickled coffee that is dried using this tool.

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Published
2021-11-16
How to Cite
Nugroho, M., Siswahyono, S., Prasetyo, P., Sumartono, E., & Hakim, A. (2021, November 16). Design of Portable Coffee Dryer in Kabawetan District, Kepahiang Regency. MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat, 5(2), 99-111. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25170/mitra.v5i2.2213
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