Cannabis coffee remains a big seller in Indonesia despite the country’s strict drug laws. Roasters in Aceh province, where marijuana once grew everywhere, can sell their product for US$75 a kilo. Photo: AFP Cannabis coffee remains a big seller in Indonesia despite the country’s strict drug laws. Roasters in Aceh province, where marijuana once grew everywhere, can sell their product for US$75 a kilo. Photo: AFP
Cannabis coffee remains a big seller in Indonesia despite the country’s strict drug laws. Roasters in Aceh province, where marijuana once grew everywhere, can sell their product for US$75 a kilo. Photo: AFP

Cannabis coffee in Indonesia a hit despite prohibition; in Aceh province, roasters dodge police to make contraband brew

  • Pot grew everywhere in Aceh once, and it is still Indonesia’s top producer. But cultivating it is illegal, and contraband cannabis coffee can fetch US$75 a kilo
  • For one coffee roaster, who swapped a white-collar job for the lucrative trade, his biggest concern is not police but perfecting the cannabis-to-coffee ratio

Topic |   Indonesia
Cannabis coffee remains a big seller in Indonesia despite the country’s strict drug laws. Roasters in Aceh province, where marijuana once grew everywhere, can sell their product for US$75 a kilo. Photo: AFP Cannabis coffee remains a big seller in Indonesia despite the country’s strict drug laws. Roasters in Aceh province, where marijuana once grew everywhere, can sell their product for US$75 a kilo. Photo: AFP
Cannabis coffee remains a big seller in Indonesia despite the country’s strict drug laws. Roasters in Aceh province, where marijuana once grew everywhere, can sell their product for US$75 a kilo. Photo: AFP
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