A JBC first! This is the first coffee from Java
that we have welcomed through our doors and it’s a beauty. It’s syrupy and juicy with tasting notes of plum, dark chocolate ginger snaps, moon drop grapes, vanilla and brown sugar. Bottom line: A great coffee for fans of washed coffees from Indonesia that demonstrate the deeper-toned spice and brown sugar notes common to the region, while still remaining clean and fruit-forward.
Coffee from Java. While disease resistant Robusta has dominated the coffee growing scene in Java for years, Arabica production has steadily increased in Western Java in recent years. Smallholder farmers have seen the benefits of producing quality-focused coffee both financially and environmentally. This fully washed lot comes from 21 smallholder farmers living near the village of Cijapati Garut in West Java. These producers typically cultivate an average of 1.5 hectares of land in this nature-rich region that borders the forest conservation G. Mandalawangi. Atypically for Indonesia (whose primary coffee processing technique is wet-hulled), this lot is a fully washed coffee. Ripe cherries were pulped within 6 hours of harvest, dry-fermented for around 16 hours and then fully washed. The coffee was then dried 10 to 12 days until optimum moisture content was reached.
Unparalleled quality, a human story, and sustainability – that’s our coffee philosophy.
- Unparalleled quality. We won’t buy a coffee unless we know that it will inspire you.
- A human story. Often times a producer’s story gets lost in the coffee supply chain. It’s our focus to provide a seed to cup experience, honoring everyone involved.
- Sustainability. We purchase sustainable coffees directly from producers and through brokers who share our goal of making coffee a sustainable commodity. Financially and environmentally, the coffees we purchase seek balance.