KOPI GADING CEMPAKA (KGC) is a coffee product brand derived from the combination of the legendary Putri Gading Cempaka’s name and the oldest village in North Bengkulu, namely Aur Gading village, Lubuk Durian.
Aur Gading village which is located in Lubuk Durian, North Bengkulu, Bengkulu, was once a territory under Dutch control. It served as a tribute collection center and also became an alternative trade route to Curup City.
The term ‘Kopi Gading’ has been in existence since 1920, popularized by the Dutch to establish an identity for the ground coffee produced by a family in Aur Gading Village that succeeded in captivating the Dutch. In that same year, coffee cultivation began on a massive scale, encouraged by the Dutch.
Later in 2016, as coffee regained popularity, the name Kopi Gading associated with Aur Gading Village underwent rebranding. The name was modified by adding the last names from the legendary Putri Gading Cempaka, thus becoming Kopi Gading Cempaka as a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (Indonesia: UKM).
In 2017, UKM Kopi Gading Cempaka was registered as a home-based business (home industry) and successfully obtained the Household Industry Registration Number (Indonesia: IRT) from the Bengkulu City Investment and One-Stop Integrated Services (Indonesia: DPMPTSP).
Then, in 2019, it received a halal product label from MUI Bengkulu as well as Intellectual Property Rights (Indonesia: HAKI) from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia.
As part of its development, Kopi Gading Cempaka formed a company known as CV. Kemal Cempaka Mulia (KCM) to answer the rising demands of trade that increasingly call for complete administrative or legal standing.
From 2022 onwards, Kopi Gading Cempaka also successfully acquired a certification from the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (Indonesia: BPOM).