Java Blue Batavia Coffee
SKU : JBB16WB
Timeless Exceptional Java
Taste the timeless beauty of Java Blue Batavia Coffee. Carefully grown by the Batavia Coffee Co-op in rich volcanic soil which lends a unique color and flavor to these bluish-green java coffee beans.
Java Blue Batavia Coffee is super smooth and supple, with a creamy mouthfeel and velvety body. Balanced medium acidity with a bright tangy molasses flavor, and subtle nutty date like notes in the finish.
Java Blue Batavia Coffee
Our Java Blue Batavia Coffee comes from a coffee producer name Tobing. He owns approximately 50 Hectares of coffee farms in West Java province, exactly Ciwidey sub-district. He has planted coffee trees in Ciwidey area since 2005. He also collects parchment from small farmers around his estate. Yearly, the production is about 80-90 tons of green coffee beans from his own coffee estate and small farmers and this keeps expanding. Many specialty coffee roasters from Jakarta, Singapore, and Australia purchase micro-lots from our Java Coffee Farmer.
The volcanic soil on the side of this mountain is very fertile and many other crops, from potatoes to cacao, share space with the coffee. Recently, exporters and other professionals in the coffee industry have been working with the agricultural communities there to foster a resurgence in Specialty Coffee. The terrain is so steep that even four-wheel-drive vehicles become useless about 3,000 feet, and you move up on foot. Coffee cherries are still brought back down to the collection point via scooter.
Java Coffee History
The first export of green coffee beans was sent from Java to Europe by the Dutch East India Company and was received at Amsterdam in 1711. The shipment consisted of 894 pounds from the Jakarta plantations and from the interior of the island. At the first public auction, this java coffee brought twenty-three and two-thirds stuivers (about forty-seven cents) per Amsterdam pound. Within 10 years, exports rose to 60 tons per year. Java was the first place, outside of Arabia and Ethiopia, where coffee was widely cultivated. VOC (Dutch East India Company Dutch: Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) monopolized world coffee trading from 1725 to 1780. This coffee is the true “Java” part of the famous “Mocha Java Blend”. It is produced in an area of Western Java in the mountains west of the city of Bandung called Preanger.
Coffee did very well on certain islands in Indonesia, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Java. The capital, Batavia (today known as Jakarta) was located on the main island of Java. Boatloads of sacks of coffee left from Java, and of course the bags were stamped with the word 'Java' so the words Java and Coffee became synonymous.
"Missionaries and travelers, traders and colonists continued to carry coffee seeds to new lands, and coffee trees were planted worldwide. Plantations were established in magnificent tropical forests and on rugged mountain highlands. Some crops flourished, while others were short-lived. New nations were established on coffee economies. Fortunes were made and lost. By the end of the 18th century, coffee had become one of the world's most profitable export crops. After crude oil, coffee is the most sought commodity in the world." National Coffee Association (Follow them on Twitter @nationalcoffee) http://www.ncausa.org/about-coffee
We decided to offer a limited release of our Java Blue Batavia Coffee. If you love coffee, and you love our coffee, try some because we have limited quantities.
Java Blue Batavia Coffee is super smooth and supple, with a creamy mouthfeel and velvety body. This Java Coffee has balanced medium acidity with a bright tangy molasses flavor, and subtle nutty date like notes in the finish.