Java Sunda Washed - Rancabali

Apple cider, pineapple, guava, nice sweetness
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
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Lot Number P611237-1
  • 52 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Rancabali is a sub-district in Bandung Regency, West Java, located about 28 km from the regional capital, Soreang.  The area has a cool climate because it is surrounded by mountains, stretches of tea plantations and community coffee farming land. Rancabali is a conservation center for animals, namely deer and Javan Gibbon. 47 small farmers in the region deliver their cherry to our wet mill in Tenjolaya Ciwidey. The coffee is promptly depulped and undergoes a classic washed process. The facilities at the mill enable this processing method, as it is possible to control the drying with greater consistency, a difficult feat for smaller operations due to the humid conditions.

Country of Origin Indonesia
Region Cipelah, Jawa Barut
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Processing Description Fermented 16 hours, sun-dried on patios
Growing Altitude 1300m
Harvest Season 2022/23
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catimor, Tim Tim, Typica, Andung Sari, Gayo II
Screen Size 17/18

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.

  • Region Cipelah, Jawa Barut
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Fermented 16 hours, sun-dried on patios
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catimor, Tim Tim, Typica, Andung Sari, Gayo II
  • Min Growing Altitude 1300m
  • Screen Size 17/18
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  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade IDN CA WA JAV
  • CTRM Contract Number P611237-1
  • Country of Origin Indonesia
  • Warehouse Continental NJ