Java Estate Kayumas
The Kayumas Estate, or “Golden Wood”, is located on the island of Java in Indonesia and was first established by the Dutch in the 18th century. This Estate is situated in the northeast area of the Bondowoso province of Java. Initially, coffee was cultivated in low lying areas but, in the 19th Century, coffee leaf rust disease destroyed most of their production, forcing new coffee cultivation into the highland plateaus where higher altitudes and volcanic soil provided perfect growing conditions. The Kayumas coffee is grown in East Java, on a government-run estate where the coffee is handpicked and then processed using the fully washed method – this gives the coffee a cleaner and more acidic profile than other Indonesian coffees.