Roasted - Java PTP Estate


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About the bean:
Java PTP Estate is the best and most consistent Java offering produced by the reliable PTP XXVI Plantation - a government organization that grows about 85% of the coffee in East Java, close to Bali in the vast volcanic region of Ijen Plateau. PTP owns four main farming estates that date back to Dutch colonialism - Blawan, Jampit, Kayumas and Pancur. The rest of the island's coffee output is produced by private exporters.

Known as the heart of Indonesia and the most populated island on earth, Arabica trees were first brought to Java by early Dutch explorers. The region would later become world-renowned for its coffee but rust ultimately wiped out its thriving industry. Hardier, disease-resistant Robusta stock was replanted instead but Arabica has since made a comeback.
Unlike most other islands in Indonesia, coffee from Java is fully washed, which results in a cleaner, more balanced profile.

Cupping Notes

Species: Typica
Process: Washed
Altitude: 3,000 to 6,000 feet
Brightness: Medium acidity
Flavour: Smooth
Body: Full

Reid, our in-house cupper, recommends a fine grind for an espresso shot, which he found produced a unique intensity and a thick, lasting crema. Reid noted a nutty flavour, striking mouthfeel, medium acidity and a cup that was, all in all, "really, really good". A powerful espresso and a great pick-me-up or morning brew.

Roasting recommendation: Full City or darker. Refer to our roasting guide here.

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