We Visit the Origin of Our Indonesian Coffee


We are passionate about our coffee at Boca Java. We source the best 100% Arabica, specialty grade, certified coffee that we can find. Certified coffees that are Organic, Rain Forest Alliance and sourced direct are of a higher quality which makes for a perfect cup of coffee. Getting satisfaction from that perfect cup goes farther than just the taste and aroma of the coffee itself; it comes from knowing where and who grew that coffee and that it was grown ethically on sustainable farms.

Our passion makes us sticklers/nitpickers/perfectionists for quality and sustainability so we try to visit the source of our coffee as much as possible. This Spring our head honcho/President, Jason, was able to visit Bali, Indonesia where we source our Bali Batur coffee. We wanted to share amazing photos, information on Indonesian coffee and the people that grow it so you can feel that satisfaction we get with every cup!

Indonesia is located directly on the equator which is the perfect location for high quality shade grown coffee. It’s many islands, tropical climate and beautiful rain forests provide everything needed by the coffee plants. Shade grown coffee is grown in conjunction with the surrounding natural forest which provides a canopy for protection. The unique flora, fauna and soil composition of the forest add to the characteristics of the coffee produced, varying from farm to farm and island to island.

Coffee plants with green cherries under the forest canopy

Shade grown coffee with green cherries under the forest canopy, Bali, Indonesia

The farms we source our coffee from is 100% Certified Organic and Rain Forest Alliance certified. Certifications mean different things to different foods, some might be more for marketing than anything else, but with our coffee it means the world! As you can see the coffee is grown in the most natural setting possible, creating a truly organic product that takes only characteristics from the land and nothing else.

Coffee plants with green cherries under canopy

Coffee plant with green cherries

Temples among coffee trees

Temples among coffee trees

The coffee cherries, once ripe, are picked by hand, wet-hulled and then sun dried. All of this is done to ensure the highest quality coffee beans that maintain characteristics inherited from the forest.

Green coffee cherries

Green coffee cherries

Coffee drying patio used during harvesting

Coffee drying patio used during harvesting

Jason toured the farm with the Chairman of the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI), Menurut Syafrudin. This was a great honor for someone in the coffee industry and anyone that appreciates a great cup of coffee. The SCAI and Mr. Syafrudin work very hard to improve the quality, and quantity, of the coffee it produces while continuing traditional and natural methods of farming. The farm they toured is part of a co-op of family farms that each have a plot of land where they live and farm together. The coffee from all of the family farms is processed and dried in one plant as shown above and below.

Jason, Mr. Syafrudin and farmers in the coffee processing plant

Jason, Mr. Syafrudin and farmers in the coffee processing plant

Along with Bali Batur, which comes from the farms pictured, we also currently carry two other amazing Indonesian coffees. Sumatran Sunset, one of our most popular single origin coffees from Northern Sumatra, and Mizner Estate from Java, one of my personal favorites. All of our Indonesian coffees feature a lower, mellow acidity which is great for a sensitive stomach. They also have defined earthy and chocolate tones with plenty of complexity to enjoy.

This guy keeps watch over the coffee

This guy keeps watch over the coffee

We want you to enjoy Indonesian coffee as much as we do so for a limited time we are having a buy 2 get one free sale! You can try all our current Indonesian coffee offerings for the price of 2 until April 1, Click Here for the offer!