Java Malabar Gunung Haruman
This coffee is from a small group in Ciwidey, who are located around the mountain peak ("gunung") of Haruman in the Malabar mountain range. It is the result of working with the local farmers in the oldest coffee-growing region in Java, and wet-processing the coffee in little batches to high standards. Java Sunda (West Java) was the original coffee area, but you would find few trees here of late. Most Java coffee is grown in the East, where the big estates are. But farmers in Java Sunda always kept small coffee plots, although they mainly grown rice, onions, cabbage, carrots and other food crops for local markets in Bandung and Jakarta. Here amongst the Ateng and Jember coffees are some old Typica trees, the original Typica, which is quite amazing. (Java was the first destination for coffee from Yemen, with a stopover in India).
Orange, tangerine, burned sugar, cacao, roasted barley, black tea and stone fruit. Tartaric acidity with clean expressions of sweetness.