During the Dutch Colonial Era, Blitar, which is located on the slopes of Mount Kelud, was used as a center for coffee cultivation in East Java, so that thousands of hectares of coffee plantations were opened here. The De Karanganjar plantation was no exception, which was founded in 1874 by H. J. Velsink and Hendrik Van Vredenberg, which was then managed by a Dutch company, namely NV. Mij ​​Karanganjar culture. For decades, these foreign companies managed this plantation until the arrival of the Japanese in 1942 forced the activities on this plantation to stop temporarily.

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