Coffeography

West Java Coffee Process From Zero to Hero

I documented this coffee process on Thursday, May 4, 2017 with #Kofaba

Starting from coffee farming area in Puntang mountain, West Java, Indonesia until roasting process in cafe Kopi Q

As we know, coffee is the world's favorite drink since a long time ago.

West Java (Indonesia) coffee's success is like repeating the glory of the past. Planted since 1699, the sale proceeds to Europe. Because of the fact, West Java coffee was once known in Europe under the name A Cup of Java (Cup of Coffee from Java). However, in the mid-1800s, coffee in West Java many died due to rust pest attack.

Now... West Java coffee will restore its glory.

Lets Begin The Story...

Planting

A coffee bean is actually a seed. When dried, roasted and ground, itโ€™s used to brew coffee. If the seed isnโ€™t processed, it can be planted and grow into a coffee tree.

Coffee Seeds

There is typically one major harvest a year. Location: Gunung Puntang, West Java, Indonesia.

Harvesting the Cherries

Coffee cherry was being picked by Mrs Entin (a coffee farmer at Gn. Puntang, West Java, Indonesia) Depending on the variety, it will take approximately 3 to 4 years for the newly planted coffee trees to bear fruit. The fruit, called the coffee cherry, turns a bright, deep red when it is ripe and ready to be harvested.

Coffee cherry was being picked by Mrs Upi (a coffee farmer at Gn. Puntang, West Java, Indonesia) was picking coffee cherry ๐Ÿ’

The crop is picked by hand in a labor-intensive and difficult process, though in places like Indonesia where the landscape is relatively flat and the coffee fields immense, the process has been mechanized.

Coffee plants should always be clean of pests or weeds, especially if they are young.

Processing the Cherries

Once the coffee has been picked, processing must begin as quickly as possible to prevent fruit spoilage. Depending on location and local resources, coffee is processed in one of two ways.

The Wet Method removes the pulp from the coffee cherry after harvesting so the bean is dried with only the parchment skin left on.

Roasting the Coffee

Roasting transforms green coffee into the aromatic brown beans that we purchase in our favorite stores or cafรฉs. Most roasting machines maintain a temperature of about 550 degrees Fahrenheit. The beans are kept moving throughout the entire process to keep them from burning.

A phase on roasting process. Location: Coffee Q - Bandung

When they reach an internal temperature of about 400 degrees Fahrenheit, they begin to turn brown and the caffeol, a fragrant oil locked inside the beans, begins to emerge. This process called pyrolysis is at the heart of roasting โ€” it produces the flavor and aroma of the coffee we drink. Location: Coffee Q - Bandung

Location: Coffee Q - Bandung

Last phase on roasting process. Location: Coffee Q - Bandung

Grinding Coffee

The objective of a proper grind is to get the most flavor in a cup of coffee. How coarse or fine the coffee is ground depends on the brewing method. The length of time the grounds will be in contact with water determines the ideal grade of grind Generally, the finer the grind, the more quickly the coffee should be prepared. Thatโ€™s why coffee ground for an espresso machine is much finer than coffee brewed in a drip system.

Brewing Coffee

The amount of time that the water is in contact with the coffee grounds is another important flavor factor. In a drip system, the contact time should be approximately 5 minutes. If you are making your coffee using a French Press, the contact time should be 2-4 minutes. Espresso has an especially brief brew time โ€” the coffee is in contact with the water for only 20-30 seconds. Cold brew, on the other hand, should steep overnight (about 12 hours).

Brewing Time

Then...

Enjoying your west java's coffee

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