Java Taman Dadar
Javan coffees are considered some of the best in the world. They are so good that for generations, one of the nicknames for coffee has been “Java”. The Taman Dadar coffee lives up to everything Java coffees are known for.
Taman Dadar means flower garden in Javanese, which alone, adds to the exotic nature of this coffee. This coffee comes to us from the Javan villages of Curah Tatal and Kayumas on the Ijen Plateau in eastern Java. The aroma is full of exotic spices, with a complex flavor profile. It is full bodied and has a syrupy mouthfeel. This low acid coffee has a finish that stays with you.
The cup profile is rich and complex; you may detect notes of baker’s chocolate, vanilla and dark cherry. All of this is wrapped up by super smooth spiciness that makes this an outstanding coffee.
We have roasted this to a nice medium roast which gives it a great balance. The medium roast is light enough that the attributes and complexities remain, but dark enough too that the chocolate and nutty qualities are there. The wonderful spicy finish can be attributed to the fact that the coffee trees here are interspersed with Erythrina, Albizia, and Leucaena trees and paprika beans and avocado too. I’ve included pictures of these just in case you were wondering what they might look like.