Java - Frinsa Collective
Region: West Java
Altitude: 1400-1700 masl
Variety: Andungasari, Bor Bor, Katrika, Ateng
Process: Anaerobic Natural
West Java, famously known for the first Dutch coffee plantations, is a region with a tropical monsoon climate, and geography made up of a chain of active and extinct volcanos known as the Ring of Fire. Unlike eastern Java, where coffee is produced on predominately government-owned estates, coffee producers throughout the west are smallholders who deliver to mills and collection points.
The heart of western Java is the Priangan Plateau, a highland area that is home to the Sundanese people. The elevation, conditioned varieties, and weather lends this region to producing the highest quality coffee in Java, and throughout much of Indonesia.
The Frinsa Collective is focused around a family-owned estate known as Frinsa, run by Wildan Mustofa. The "collective" refers to the family's purchasing of coffee from neighboring producers for processing and sale from the Frinsa Estate.
In the cup, expect lots of winey, fruit acidity with juicy sweetness and intense rose perfume accompanied by berry, cherry, chocolate, and molasses flavors.