Indonesia Java Ijen (Aug-Sep 2022)Regular price $21.00
Coffee was first grown in Indonesia at the beginning of the 18th century when the Dutch Governor of Malabar gave some coffee seedlings to the Governor of Jakarta. Coffee flourished and Indonesia began exporting coffee in 1711. Initially, only Arabica coffee was grown. However, the coffee leaf rust disease wiped out most of the crop and Indonesian farmers switched to the disease-resistant Robusta coffee, which makes up for a large portion of Indonesia coffee today. Beginning in Java, coffee is now grown in various regions of Indonesia, such as Sumatra, Sulawesi, Flores, and Bali.
Coffee in Indonesia is traditionally processed by the giling basah (wet hulling) method, which reduces the acidity of the cup, as well as increasing its body. This gives it the taste that we find similar across coffee processed via this method. Today, more and more producers in Indonesia are encouraged by coffee buyers to use the washed process to showcase the true flavours of coffee grown in their climate and soil. This has led to a greater appreciation of Indonesian coffee and we are discovering the myriad of flavours the land has to offer.
Our #dYScover collection this month features coffee from Java, specifically in the Sumberwringin district of Bondowoso. This is a natural processed coffee from a microlot around the Ijen volcano. We taste notes of milk chocolate and berries, in a medium, body cup of coffee with a nice lingering finish.
As our #dYScover beans are roasted specially, and separately from the rest of our offerings, we only have limited quantities per month! If you have ever thought or wondered about specialty coffee from Indonesia, and how it differs from the rest of our regular Indonesian offerings, do make sure you give this a try soon!
There are so many different types of coffee grown in various regions of the world, with each region tasting very distinct from one another.
#dYScover, by Yong Seng Coffee, is our attempt at letting you experience high quality/specialty coffee from the various coffee-producing regions of the world. Read more about specialty coffee here!
Join us on this journey as we bring in coffee from different regions every month, as we explore the world of coffee together.