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Wilkinsons of Norwich - Tea & Coffee Merchants

Java / Sumatra Coffee

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Java/Sumatra area coffees available to Wilkinsons

The Java and Sumatran area of the world is called the ‘island region’ of Southeast Asia; located south of China, east of India and north of Australia. The coffee plant is not native to this region, with the Dutch being generally credited for first planting coffee on the island of Sumatra in the late 17th century.

While this collection of islands is classified as a coffee growing region the only thing each type of coffee has in common is the rich volcanic soil. Each island possesses a plethora of micro-climates which results in the production of unique coffee flavors. Not only does coffee flavor and texture differ from island to island but you will find differences in coffee flavor among the beans grown on the same island.

Wilkinson’s suggest you try each one of these unique coffees, from the heavy cave matured Javas, the spicy Sumatras and down to the light and delicate New Guinea for an exotic island experience.

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Old Brown Java

Wilkinson's of Norwich Old Brown Java Coffee beans from the Java and Sumatra Islands Old Brown Java is grown on the island of Java where the rich volcanic soil imparts a nearly sweet overtone. The coffee beans are wet processed and stored in caves. The constant temperature and moisture level in the caves protects the beans from the monsoon-like weather of Java allowing the beans to completely dry and age. The raw beans are a strange parchment colour and possess a musk-like scent. Old Brown Java is a very thick heavy bodied coffee. The aging and drying of the beans seems to remove the sweet overtones but punches up the earthy and spicy notes of this unique coffee. Wilkinson’s roasts these beans to only a medium level although the finished product tends to appear to be roasted to a much higher level. Special note to home roasters: This is NOT a bean for beginners! Because of the extreme dryness of the beans and their ultra pale color they seem to go from first crack level to burnt in a heart beat!

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