It used to be that coffee was so synonymous with Java, that the name of the place became slang for coffee. During that time of Dutch colonial trade all coffee production was controlled by state owned plantations. Slowly overtime coffee plants made their way off of the plantations and a community of small farmers was created. At Bird and Bear, we love partnering with small farms, because it feels like partnering with other small and scrappy entrepreneurs like ourselves. In fact it comes from a friend Ivan Hartanto, and this is the first sales from his new Indonesia based export company focused on traceable coffees from his native East Java.
This coffee is dense and creamy, with flavor notes of milk chocolate and salted caramel.