Edge tiles South Sukabumi district in West Java is not only known as a tourist spot that presents a stunning natural beauty. In this place is also known as a center for the manufacture of sugar palm tree.
Thousands of acres of palm tree that became the main raw materials, extends far along the eye could see, dotting the beaches nan eksotikdi southern tip of West Java’s like Pangumbahan Beach, Seven Waves, Cibuaya, Cipanarikan and others.
Call it Uti, a housewife who is a crafter manufacturer cultivate brown sugar brown sugar manufacturing business. She had long enough with other crafters successfully producing quality red sweets are prepared and consumed around Sukabumi other areas.
Tapping sap from coconut trees, brown sugar that has created a distinctive taste. Tons of sugar in it every day produced by Uti and fellow crafter other end tiles.
According to Uti, the resulting sugar palm tree has a distinctive taste. Quite often a lot of people who are interested to wear it. In addition to form larger pieces of mostly sugar, brown sugar palm tree is relatively cheaper. In addition, the sap of the coconut tree can be tapped on a daily basis without worrying about running out of supplies.
In one area locations making sugar palm tree, there is a 40 to 50 crafters sugar makers. Usually in one area there is one manager who had land and capital are referred to as coconut plantations had the garden. The craftsmen are usually given the freedom to pick and process them into coconut sap sugar, with provisions landowner must obtain a deposit of sugar products every month.
“The craftsman shall love brown sugar 50 kg per month to have the garden or PT,” said Uti time to talk to detikFinance, in the center area of brown sugar Edge Tile Sukabumi, Monday (03/09/2009).
According to at least one area of the land owner must provide to tens of hectares of coconut trees to meet the raw material needs of sap for craftsmen. It is conceivable, if the price of 1 pound of brown sugar valued at Rp 7,000 multiplied by 50 kg for the crafters can make money of Rp 350,000 per month for the owner of the garden.
If it is multiplied by 50 artisans then at least tens of millions of money going into the pockets of plantation owners per month, without the hassle.
Of the craftsman, making brown sugar manage quite tempting as well, knowing the average production of the craftsmen can produce 20-30 kg of sugar per day. Of total production was the craftsman must collect sap from dozens of palm trees every morning.
“To make 30 kg of brown sugar, it is taken from the tree leads 80 tablets,” said Dada the other crafters.
According to Dada typically the crafters get leads on average to 25 liters of juice per day. Of raw materials that could be produced more or less linearly with the amount of production per kilogram of sugar.
Dada claimed he could get a net gain per day between Rp 50000-75000 per equivalent average or 2 quintals of sugar per month. He confessed used to sell to middlemen who are in the estates. The profit after cut off by the costs of fuel wood and timber needs 1 month culprit drug.
“The weight of it is in wood, one person can take 2 cars a month firewood, a car Rp 380,000 and Rp 10,000 daily source of drugs,” said Uti.
About the process of making coconut sugar, according to Dada is not difficult. After obtaining leads in the morning, he had to prepare a large furnace of firewood for cooking the coconut sap. Penggodokannya process takes up to 2 to 3 hours, after which the mixture begins to thicken and is ready to be put into a bamboo mold.
“We did sell Rp 7,000 per kilo, but I also do not know of middlemen selling Sukabumi how to market,” said Dada.
Even so the word Dada, home-based business of making brown sugar enough for him to support his family. In addition, the sugar market is also quite high, especially for the purpose of raw materials of food, beverages and others. So he is optimistic that this kind of industry could be small despite the economic wheel villagers.