Tirelessly Iwan (35) continues to stir the pot iron brown viscous fluid. In front of her was a crock containing the same again. Alternately him play spoons of coconut shell-stemmed bamboo, alternate for 15 minutes.
“It’s a mixture of sugar, java, palm, coconut, and sugarcane. Not all the material from Garut, there sugarcane ordered from Kediri (East Java) together coconut sugar from Tasik, Banjar, and Cianjur,” said the man who was 5 years old involved in the cottage industry in the Market Guntur Garut, West Java, on Wednesday (07/10/2013).
In the process of cooking, Iwan put sugar then stir to form a thick liquid. “Until good. Afterwards input all the sugar. Stirred half hour. If you want to quickly be ready to pour, yes fire digedein,” he said.
After continued stirring and was considered quite mature, and then take a plastic scoop Iwan bercorong. Her bony hands slowly pour the liquid mixture into a thick sugar mold 5 cm in diameter.
“Made it sober, simple cut the pipe,” he explained, pointing to a vertical thickness of 2 cm mold it. Iwan then deftly move the dipper 50th winnowing prints are arranged in a square of wood.
After that, the mold stacked on top of another winnowing. “Dikeringin first, about 1 hour. Wear only dry winds. Was only after it is removed from the mold,” he explained.
While, a fat and short stature mother sitting in a chair not far from the corner of the window at the top of the table where Iwan brown viscous liquid was poured.
“That was brown sugar making process. In Guntur Market makers have 3 red sugar. One of us,” said the woman who called Nur (33) it. His hands deftly releasing brown sugar slab width 5 cm from the mold.
Despite having a similar business competitors, Nur said he was not worried about losing customers who on average small traders such as gado-gado.
In fact, usually orders pile up ahead of Idul Fitri. Whereas for this year claimed to have caught Nur orders weighing 5 quintals of sugar as fast last year.
“It’s still a daily kayak, 60 kg of sugar at all to make. From there be 120 kg. Wrapped so each 10 kg. Kayak gini,” Nur said as he showed a yellowish brown sugar composition of the plastic-wrapped parcel pretty similar.
Nur said the sugar round yellowish color size diameter 8 cm and 5 cm thick is no different from the other manufacture. The only difference is the composition of the sugar.
“If a more yellow coconut sugar, it is also different, so a bit salty. Arennya If the sugar thicker and sweeter,” said Nur.
Iwan and Nur hope this simple production continues to run and sustainable. Because there are other competitors already in the Banjar, West Java, which is capable of producing more and using automated production equipment.