Recommended Gourmet Coffees
Originally made available almost exclusively to the Japanese Market, this Bali Paradise comes from one of the most delightful locations in the Far East. This Bali Paradise Arabica coffee offers a dry fragrance, fruited sweetness, dark chocolaty, peppery spice, fruit and wet earth. Very thick and deep chocolate roast taste. Full body, low bitterness and equalized beautifullyIndonesia was introduced to coffee by the Dutch in the mid-seventeenth century. It is home to the first commercial coffee plantations in the world. The first coffee production sold was in 1712 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Coffee production spread well during these early days; however, in 1877, the coffee plantations were wiped out by a coffee root illness forcing the country to replant new coffee trees. Most new coffee plants came from Africa and were predominantly Robusta Beans, because these were more root illness resistant. Today Indonesia is still a major maker of Robusta Beans. However 10 to 15% of the Coffees produced in Indonesia are Arabica beans. The best growing regions for the Arabica varieties are on the islands of Sumatra, Sulawesi, Java, Flores, and Bali. Indonesian Arabica beans are normally vivid, complicated flavored, with a syrupy quality and often a equalized bitterness.