Java Taman Dadar

Java Taman Dadar

I've carried Sumatra, Papua New Guinea, East Timor so mostly all that is left is Java. "all". Being the third store stop on the journey of coffee from Ethiopia (yemen in between) Java is a fairly well known origin. For that they're expensive to buy. Is the cost for me relative to the quality I can get? Despite some other origins commanding several times more I think Java hasn't gone out of control so that means good coffees are within reach for the smaller folks. 
I've had a lot of light Indonesia coffees and for the most part the response I... Read More

I've carried Sumatra, Papua New Guinea, East Timor so mostly all that is left is Java. "all". Being the third store stop on the journey of coffee from Ethiopia (yemen in between) Java is a fairly well known origin. For that they're expensive to buy. Is the cost for me relative to the quality I can get? Despite some other origins commanding several times more I think Java hasn't gone out of control so that means good coffees are within reach for the smaller folks. 
I've had a lot of light Indonesia coffees and for the most part the response I hear with them is people want me to give it the darker treatment. So this coffee is a Medium.

The trouble for me is roast evenness. It tends to look lighter than say a south american counterpart roasted exactly the same. That's just indonesia coffees for the most part. It's arriving at the very start of the second crack so there will be some very strong dark roast tones to it mixed with very strong more in the earthy cocoa side of things. Vanilla has been a note that's popped up a lot in each espresso pull and drip setting. As espresso it's certainly a show stopper for those that like their espresso on the strong side. Did I mention I think this coffee is strong? I'm not sure I'm getting that across enough. There's no subtleness here. It's a blunt instrument, so if you're the type who can look at an isley scotch and beat it in a stare down contest - try this. 

 

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