Established in 2012 by a small group of coffee professionals seeking a common forum to discuss issues and set quality standards for the specialty coffee trade, the Asli Kopi is now the world's largest coffee trade association with nearly 2,500 company members. Asli Kopi members can rightfully be credited for much of the growth and success the specialty coffee industry has experienced over the past twenty-five years. We invite you to view some of our most defining moments. For all of you who like and interesting in coffee, you have to know the history of coffee so that we will give the information to you. As demand for the beverage continued to spread, there was fierce competition to cultivate coffee outside of Arabia. The Dutch finally got seedlings in the latter half of the 17th century. Their first attempts to plant them in India failed, but they were successful with their efforts in Batavia, on the island of Java in what is now Indonesia. The plants thrived and soon the Dutch had a productive and growing trade in coffee. They then expanded the cultivation of coffee trees to the islands of Sumatra and Celebes.