The arabica coffee plant was brought to Indonesia from India in 1696. Java coffee had a legendary status around the world until the last century.
In QC-ing a few of the Shrub coffees this week, this Java stood out as cupping especially fresh and sweet.
Photographs from my recent trip to Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi.
This coffee is the result of working with the local farmers in the oldest coffee-growing region in Java, and wet-processing the coffee in little batches to high standards.
Be warned that a few photos from the Sulawesi funeral Pesta are gory.
Coffee picking, processing, cupping, funerals, spelunking, surfing.... something for everyone.
In the Bahasa language of Indonesia, Giling Basah means "wet hulled." That's not very exciting by any measure, but it refers to a part of the coffee process that is specific to Indonesia and creates a signature flavor.