Coffee cultivation in Indonesia has a history that spans 300 years, heavily influenced by Dutch colonization. Today, Indonesia stands as the fourth-largest coffee producer in the world.
Approximately 85% of East Java Arabica coffees are owned and operated by PTP, which represents the official governmental organization founded in 1894 under the Netherlands. The remaining 15% of coffee production lies in the hands of farmers who possess very small plots of land, employing traditional processing techniques.
In contrast to other Indonesian coffees which are mostly semi-washed, Java coffees, including the Blawan and Jampit estates, are fully washed.
This processing has a significant impact on flavor due to the fermentation process of approx. 36 hours. After drying, the coffee has a moisture content of about 12%, and the coffee beans are meticulously hand-sorted leading to a very consistent and clean cup profile.
The Blawan estate spans a total of 1,250 ha.