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Elevation: 1,200 – 1,600m above sea level Processing: Fully Washed Varietal: Typica, USDA Region: Ijen Plateau, East Java, Indonesia
Roast Level Medium Light
Characteristics Almond, honey, peach & chocolate
Background The Jampit Estate is located in the eastern highlands of Java and is one of six large coffee farms owned by the Indonesian government. Jampit and its neighbours sit in the Ijen plateau, a vast valley within the shadows of the active Kawah Ijen volcano, from which sulphur smoke clouds are constantly emitted. The volcano provides more than just a dramatic backdrop to the farms, as centuries of activity have enriched the land with abundant minerals that ultimately enhance the coffee with such richness and depth of flavour.
The coffee is a mixture of Java typica and some catimore derived cultivars. It is hand-picked by the local community, many of whom live in villages situated within the farm itself. The freshly picked cherry is washed and fermented in a spotlessly clean wet mill situated on the farm before being sun-dried and stored for conditioning. After dry milling the beans are hand sorted by an army of women who meticulously remove broken beans and defects. Such activity results in an incredibly consistent and reliable coffee with great character.