Region: Ijen Plateau, East Java Island
Growing Altitude: 800 - 1,500 meters
Arabica Variety: Typica
Milling Process: Washed, Sun-dried
Notes: Cinnamon, Chocolate, Tobacco, Grape
The roots of coffee in Indonesia can be traced back to the arrival of Arabica coffee on the shore of Java in 1699. Today, the island is almost synonymous with coffee. Although a great part of the region’s production has historically been Robusta, Indonesia’s estates and exporters have recognised the worldwide demand for Arabica and have actively sought to replace Robusta with Arabica whenever possible. Today Java produces a very fine specialty coffee and the government-owned estate of Blawan is producing beans of the highest export quality.
Coffees from the nationalized PTP farms (most notably from Blawan and Jampit) are grown at higher altitudes and offer distinct characteristics influenced by their microclimate, rich volcanic soil, and processing method. PTP estate-grown Java, including this coffee from Blawan, is fully washed—a rarity in Indonesia.