Conscious Caffeine #14 - Java

By tych0_21 | MapMatics | 13 Feb 2021


Java

Owing its name to the Indonesian island of Java, the variety was first introduced to the region by Dutch botonist, P. J. S. Cramer in 1928. Selected from an Ethiopian landrace known as Abysinia, the descendants of these trees would go on to be introduced to Cameroon as well. On Java, these coffee varieties are primarily grown in Eastern Java on the Ijen Plateau, a region situated over 1,4000 meter above seas level and dotted with large coffee growing estates built by the Dutch in the 18th century. The Blawan, Jampit, Pancoer, Kayumas, and Tugosari estates in particular span over 4,000 hectares and are the largest arabica coffee producers in the region. Coffees produced by these estates are especially sought after when aged in burlap sacks to produce subvarieties such as "Old Government" and "Old Java" as well as for their use in creating the traditional "Mocha Java blend." Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Java coffees were further introduced to Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, where the variety is at times referred to as "Javanica".

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