Java Frinsa Collective
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Region: West Java
Farm: Frinsa Collective
Altitude: 1400-1700 masl
Variety: Commonly Cultivated Regional Varieties
Processing Method: Washed Process
Flavor Notes: Almond + Grapefruit
The term, "Java," has been used synonymously with coffee for a long time. In the 1600s, the Dutch brought coffee to the island of Java, making it the first of the Indonesian islands to grow coffee. Coffee from here became so ubiquitous that people started referring to the plant as “Java”. Like many of the early stories in coffee, the island was colonized and a few large operations dominated the industry. In the 1870s, a leaf rust (a coffee plant disease) epidemic destroyed much of the coffee industry, causing the Dutch to abandon many of their plantations. These abandoned farms were often divided up and redistributed to smallholder growers, and many of those farms still exist today. Although the island was once a global stronghold for the coffee industry, its production volumes have waned and it no longer holds the importance it once did.
This selection is from a farm and mill run by Wildan Mustofa and owned by his family in the West Java region. The "collective" in the name refers to the family's purchasing of coffee from neighboring producers for processing and sale from the Frinsa Estate. This coffee is first washed, then sorted for ripeness and quality, and depulped the same day it's delivered. It's usually fermented for 12–18 hours removing the mucilage, and then dried on patios for 7–10 days. The combination of rich volcanic soil, monsoon weather patterns, regional variety hybrids, and the wet-hulling process help give way to unique flavors from this origin. When we first tasted this coffee, we noted flavors of almond, caramel, grapefruit, and subtle herbs and spices with a big, round body and clean finish. This is without a doubt an exceptional offering from Java and we are excited to be able to bring it to you! Enjoy!
All coffees are available in whole bean only.
We roast and ship on Mondays and Thursdays. Orders placed Thursday through Sunday at midnight will roast and ship on Monday. Orders placed Monday through Wednesday at midnight will roast and ship on Thursday.