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Old Brown Java

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    Pumphreys coffee supplying Java Coffee Beans to the UK.

    Java is a coffee drinker's coffee – with a full rich body, nice acid balance, and a subtle multi-dimensional aromatic character. Matured to produce a full rich body with a nice acid balance

    The Dutch first brought Arabica coffee trees to these islands in the mid-17th century, known then as the Netherlands Indies. Cultivation proved so successful that "Java" was exported globally and hence "Java" became a synonym for all types of coffee. Java's government regulates the export of coffee and forbids Robusta beans to be sold as Java coffee – only premium Arabica beans can bear the Java name.

    Indonesia is the second largest producer of robusta in the world after Vietnam and also produces a small but important amount of high quality arabica, with production concentrated in Sumatra and Java. Sumatran coffee has become increasingly valued over the past few years, offering good body coupled with a sweet spicey acidity. Sumatran coffee has a main crop and a fly crop.

     Indonesia is effectively a huge archipelago, with islands stretching from Sumatra (the largest of the country’s islands) in the west over to Irian Jaya (part of which also comprises Papua New Guinea). Among its population of about 238 million people there is a strong sense of regional identity that has led to numerous internal conflicts, notably East Timor, which eventually won independence in the early 1990s and, more recently, the Aceh province in the north of Sumatra.

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    1. Always come back to this one

      We like to have a range of different single origin coffees in the house to match our moods and time of day. This is one we always have available, it is just so beautifully smooth and works well for expresso and with cream. on 24th Jul 2017

    2. Everyday staple.

      A lovely mellow flavour. Easy to drink. Worth a second cup. on 18th Jan 2017

    3. Excellent coffee

      A nice coffe anytime of day on 11th Dec 2016

    4. One of my favourites

      A full bodied coffee that I am happy to drink at any time of day. Great as a black coffee (no bitterness at all) and also with milk or cream. Definitely one I'd recommend. on 5th Apr 2016

    5. Nice but polite

      A nice drink, rich brown when ground and probably a number 3 in my head. Pleasant but not mind-blowing.

      Recommended for evening coffee. Thanks.
      on 15th Feb 2016

    6. Beautiful

      Probably one of the nicest coffees I've ever had. I drink it black and fairly strong - it is never too sharp. People always comment that it smells nice, too. on 16th Feb 2015

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