Java - Leles Garut Triple-Picked
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
This fully washed lot comes from the village of Cijapati Garut in West Java, and is made up of coffee from 21 smallholders in the area. These small producers typically cultivate an average of 1.5ha of land at an altitude of around 1,200masl, and grow the varieties of Catimor, Tim-Tim and Typica. This region borders on a forest conservation area called G. Mandalawangi, which is home to many species of wildlife.
Atypically for Indonesia, this coffee utilizes a fully washed process whereby ripe cherries are pulped within 6 hours of harvest, dry-fermented for around 16 hours and then thoroughly washed. The parchment coffee is then patio dried for 10-12 days, until the optimum moisture content is reached.
|Country of Origin||Indonesia|
|Region||Cijapati Garut, West Java|
|Producer Type||Single Estate|
|Processing Description||16 hour fermentation, dried in greenhouse patios|
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
|Bag Type||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
|Variety||Catimor, Tim Tim, Typica|
History of Coffee in Java
Although coffee was first planted successfully on Java around 1700, cultivation spread slowly throughout what would become the great archipelagic state of Indonesia. In fact, the green coffee of Java served as progenitor to the coffees of far off Central America and had begun its ascent to being considered, alongside Arabian Mocha, as one of the best coffees in the world, long before commercial cultivation spread to nearby islands. At the same time, it should be noted that nearly all coffee from any island in the Dutch East Indies was considered “Java” until the early 20th century, so whose to say what Java was before then.
Growing Coffee in Java
Some of the large coffee estates created by the Dutch 175 years ago can still be found on the volcanic Ijen Plateau at the eastern tip of Java, but most coffee farmers are smallholders growing coffee on an average of 1.5 hectare, many of them among a cluster of volcanoes in West Java, where coffee cultivation first began on the island. Although disease resistant Robusta became the dominate coffee crop, West Java has seen a steady increase in Arabica production in recent years. Arabica generally grows above 1200 meters and virtually all coffee is fully washed.
- Status Spot
- Region Cijapati Garut, West Java
- Producer Type Single Estate
- Processing Washed
- Processing Description 16 hour fermentation, dried in greenhouse patios
- Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Catimor, Tim Tim, Typica
- Coffee Grade IDN CA WA THP
- Min Growing Altitude 1200m
- Screen Size 17/18
- Ctrm Region SUMATRA
- Country of Origin Indonesia
- Warehouse Continental NJ
- On Sale No
- Top Lot Yes
- CTRM Contract Number P610419-3