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How about Java coffee in Indonesia? Is Java seed the same thing as Java coffee?

Published: 2024-04-16 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/04/16, Friends who often look at the front street know that the word "mocha" has three meanings: it refers to the port city of Mocha in Yemen; it also refers to the variety of coffee produced in the port of Mocha; and, according to the flavor of the chocolate milk coffee "mocha coffee". In recent years, the "Java" of the big fire is also similar to motorcycle.

Friends who often look at the front street know that the word "mocha" has three meanings: it refers to the port city of Mocha in Yemen; it also refers to the variety of coffee produced in the port of Mocha; and, according to the flavor of the chocolate milk coffee "mocha coffee". In recent years, Java, like Mocha, has a triple meaning. It not only refers to the producing area, but also refers to the bean species, but also exists as a general name! Let's listen to the front street slowly. So first of all, let's start with the producing area of Java.

Java, an island belonging to Indonesia, located between Bali and Sumatra, is the fifth largest island in Indonesia, facing the Indian Ocean to the south and the Java Sea to the north, and is one of the most densely populated islands in the world. Not only that, it is also the second largest coffee producer in Indonesia! (the first is Sumatra, which accounts for 60% of Indonesia's total output.) it may be said directly that Java is not very familiar, so look at it from a different perspective! This volcano, which appears in Lonely Planet magazine, is one of the features of Java.

(photo from the Internet) the history of coffee cultivation in Java can be traced back to the 17th century, when the Dutch with the title of coachman at sea snatched their iron pickup plants by force. Planted on the Indonesian island of Java, which is also plundered by force. I never thought it was this move, not only in Java, but also in the world's coffee industry. The excellent climate of Java makes coffee have a good growing environment, so the planting of iron pickup is a natural success! The Dutch made a fortune from the coffee they harvested. Not only that, they also spread coffee around the world while trading coffee, greatly weakening Yemen's control over coffee. Therefore, Java plays an important role in the coffee process of the world.

These coffee varieties grown in Java are collectively called "Java Coffee" because of their distinct flavor characteristics. At first, Arabica was the main coffee variety grown in Java, but with the erosion of diseases and insect pests, Arabica species with no disease resistance fell one after another, so not only Java, but also the whole of Indonesia began to grow robusta genes. even the Robusta of pure blood!

Java species ended up being Java species, and many blind guess friends must have thought, "since this species is named after an island, it must have been found in this place." or some of the transplanted varieties were named after mutations, right! The answer is revealed: no, Java is not a genetic mutant found locally in Indonesia, but an Ethiopian local species selected from Ethiopia and then introduced into Indonesia!

In 1928, botanist P.J.S Carmer (Kramo) brought the coffee variety he selected in Ethiopia to Indonesia and named it "Abyssinia Series". Because of its strong disease resistance and good flavor, one of the varieties was soon widely planted in Java. Not only that, but also by Africa, Central America and other coffee producers have been introduced. So, when it was later introduced into Cameroon, it was named "Java" after the island. Java species can also be divided into long and short bodies. Long Java has a slender body, two sections of sharp fat, outstanding flavor and looks like rosy summer. As a result, many people often compare it to Rose Summer; short Java is oval, plump and shaped like a tin pickup. Farmers who grow Java will mistakenly think that Java is a member of the iron pickup family, largely because of its appearance.

According to teacher Han Huaizong in the fourth Wave of Fine Coffee, people in the past did not know about this history (the history of Java moved from Ethiopia) and mistook Java for a variant of tin pickup! It has not been genetically identified until recent years, confirming the fact that it is an endemic species in Ethiopia. In addition to the appearance of Java, the appearance of its plant is also a factor that can easily be misunderstood.

Javanese plants are taller than the average Arabica plant, but the yield is much lower. The tender buds of the top leaves are brass, which is very similar to the tin pickup plant! Moreover, at the beginning of the introduction of the vast Arabica species grown in Indonesia is the tin pickup, coupled with the appearance of short Java, which will be mistaken for Java as a member of the tin pickup family. In recent years, Java, which spread from Indonesia to Nicaragua, has once again regained people's vision because of its excellent flavor. But what we need to know is that Java can be called Java coffee, but Java coffee doesn't necessarily mean Java.

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