Hi coffee lovers, Indonesia was the fourth-largest producer of coffee in the world in 2014. Coffee cultivation in Indonesia began in the late 1600s and early 1700s, in the early Dutch colonial period, and has played an important part in the growth of the country. Indonesia is geographically and climatologically well-suited for coffee plantations, near the equator and with numerous interior mountainous regions on its main islands, creating well-suited microclimates for the growth and production of coffee.
Indonesia produced an estimated 660,000 metric tons of coffee in 2017. Of this total, it is estimated that 154,800 tons were slated for domestic consumption in the 2013-2014 financial year. Of the exports, 25% are arabica beans; the balance is robusta. In general, Indonesia’s arabica coffee varieties have low acidity and strong bodies, which make them ideal for blending with higher-acidity coffees from Central America and East Africa.
Indonesians are blessed with varieties of uniques and tasty coffees. It begins with the variety and growing location of the tree, and proceeds through the manner of its harvesting, how the bean is roasted and the skill with which it is brewed. Generally, Indonesia’s specialty has a full body and relatively low acidity. Each region is known for a typical cupping profile, although there is a great deal of diversity within the regions.
The Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia lists these following traits.
Some of areas are:
- Sumatera Coffee: Intense flavor, with cocoa, earthy and tobacco notes.
- Java Coffee: Good, heavy body, with a lasting finish and herbaceous notes.
- Bali Coffee: Sweeter than other Indonesian coffees, with nut and citrus notes.
- Sulawesi Coffee: Good sweeteness and body, with warm spices notes.
- Flores Coffee: Heavy body, sweetness, chocolate and tobacco notes.
- Papua Coffee: Heavy body, chocolate, earth and spicy finish.
- Luwak Coffee: Unique flavor, cocoa, full body, great aftertaste.
So, let’s take a cup of favorit coffee to reveal your spirit morning. Which one is yours; Black Coffee, Espresso, Americano, Macchiato, Cappuccino, Cafe Latte, Mocha, Vienna, Turkish, Iced Coffee or others?