Java Kayumas Taman Dadar RFA Organic
Java Kayumas Taman Dadar is sourced from family-owned farms located near the villages of Curah Tatal and Kayumas on the island of Java, Indonesia. In the 17th century, Java coffee was first cultivated in low lying areas, but by the 19th century coffee leaf rust had destroyed production, forcing new coffee cultivation into the highlands where high altitude and volcanic soil provide perfect growing conditions. Smallholder organic coffee production is atypical of the region which is dominated by large government run coffee estates established by the Dutch in the 18th century. Taman Dadar, meaning flower garden aptly describes the way smallholder coffee is cultivated, colorfully inter-cropped with parkia beans, avocados, erythrina, albizia, and leucaena trees, which produce food for local consumption and shade. Java Taman Dadar is wet-hulled, a uniquely Indonesian processing method in which the coffee parchment is removed before the final drying is completed producing a hallmark Indonesian flavour.
Region: Curah Tatal & Kayumas villages
Grower: Smallholder farmers from Curah Tatal & Kayumas villages located on the Ijen Plateau in Eastern Java
Harvest: May - September
Altitude: 900 - 1600 m.
Soil: Volcanic loam
Process: Wet hulled dried in the sun
The Cup: Grape, Walnut, Peat, Dark Chocolate