Indonesian Coffee

Coffee from Galunggung, where the rare Arabica species is cultivated in Java, Indonesia

2017/05/26

インドネシアのジャワ島で珍しいアラビカ種が栽培されるガルングン(Galunggung)のコーヒー

Sundanese people (Sundanese) and Sundanese cuisine in West Java


Jakarta has a large number of migrant workers from Bandung, Subang, Indramayu, and Cirebon in West Java, and if there is a woman who is beautiful and in good style, there is a high probability that she is a Sundanese from West Java (I am sorry it's my prejudice).

There are 30 million Sundanese in Indonesia, second only to 90 million Javanese, so the chances of meeting a Sundanese woman in an office or factory in Jakarta are inevitably higher.

As it is said, "Sundanese people are pale", and Sundanese women with pale skin, which Javanese women are attracted to, are limited to those who have ancestral roots in the highlands such as Bandung and Sukabumi, and Sundanese women in the plains such as Subang and Indramayu tend to have hitam manis (black beauty), which are slightly darker in color.

Among the local cuisines that bear the name of a region in Indonesia, Masakan Padang, which is made up of pyramids of small plates, and Masakan Sunda, which is made up of large and small colanders of pre-cooked fish and vegetables, and is cooked and served on the spot.

Galungun volcano, located in Tasikmalaya, West Java, about 160 km east of Jakarta, caused the engine failure of British Airways Flight 9 from London to Perth, Australia via Kuala Lumpur in 1982 due to plumes from a major eruption.

However, as a stratovolcano that has repeatedly erupted from near its summit, the ash layer that has accumulated over the years has created a soil suitable for coffee cultivation, and it has become a production area for Arabica coffee, which is rare in Java.

Arabica coffee grown in Java, where Robusta is the most common species.

インドネシアのジャワ島で珍しいアラビカ種が栽培されるガルングン(GALUNGGUNG)のコーヒー

Galunggung is a volcano located in Tasikmalaya, West Java, east of Jakarta.

It is said that the origin of Indonesian coffee dates back to the 1600s when the Dutch army brought Arabica coffee trees to Java and had them cultivated on plantations, but as the disease (rust) spread, they switched to Robusta (Canefora), a more resistant species.

Robusta coffee is suitable for blending with iced coffee, which fades as the ice melts because of its unique bitterness, and the remaining 10% of Arabica coffee, which could be a specialty coffee, is grown in various parts of Indonesia, mainly in Sumatra.

The characteristic of Garungun coffee is that the unique aroma of the coffee is not strong, but you can feel the touch that sticks to your tongue, and at the end of a cup, you start to feel a pleasant degree of acidity.

  • 風味の傾向
    1. Fragrance ★
    2. Bitterness ★★
    3. Acidity ★★
    4. Body(Richness) ★★
    5. Sweetness ★

Coffee noki (coffee tree) is a Japanese name for a scientific name meaning "a plant of the genus Coffea in the family Acanthaceae", and when we use this katakata Japanese name to describe the plant in general from which the coffee beans we are drinking now are collected.

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