Distinctive Java Coffee Beans
Coffee is often simply referred to as Java depicting the popularity of Java Coffee. The term has stuck ever since its distinctive flavor became respected globally by coffee lovers. Java coffee grown on the island of Java, Indonesia’s largest island became so popular that it was being exported all over the world to make Java synonymous for coffee.
Java Coffee: Coffee plants flourish at altitudes between 3,000 and 6,000 feet in Java with majority plantations atop the 4,500 feet plateau. Thriving on rich nutrients of the volcanic soil they also get good drainage for roots. The most famous Java coffee estates are Jampit and Blawan. Specific growing conditions of the island create flavors for the beans growing there. Old Brown Java or Old Government Java are a revered Indonesian produce.
Java Coffee History : With its long and chequered history, it had been the Dutch who introduced coffee in the 17th century. However the Arabica beans planted then got wiped away by a coffee rust plague in the 1800s. The Dutch replaced them with Liberica beans which though hardier were not relished as much. Today most of the beans grown are of Robusta and Arabica variety and remain a major export for Indonesia.
Java Coffee Beans : Aged Java coffee beans called "Old Brown" are heavy bodied, rich, and light in acidity. The long finish and big body makes this coffee especially impressive. Old Brown Java is less bitter and people usually drink it black. The flavor of these Arabica coffee beans is truly unique with its unmatched musky aromas.
This is 'long-aged' coffee held for number of years under carefully controlled conditions. Unroasted coffee beans properly stored change their taste profile. Coffee beans are allowed to naturally age in warehouses for at least 2 years. Old Brown Java is one of the most famous and sought after of 'aged' coffees. Acidity decreases with perceived body deepening to give off extraordinary richness.
Java Coffee Processing : Java coffee is wet-processed and the evident slight spicy-smokiness sets it apart. Its distinctive flavor is strong, spicy and sweet. The beans being pulped immediately after harvest, and then washed, are dried and rested for a long time before being sorted and sent to the roasters. Old Java or Old Brown is aged for two to three years.
Java Coffee Blends : Mocha Java has been the world's first successful commercial blend of two coffees. Java coffee beans are often added with others from different areas of the world to create unique blends. Java coffee beans produce a rich coffee with chocolate undertones. Paired with Mocha it creates the ever-popular Mocha-Java blend.