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why is it called java?

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Coffee is often referred to Java as at one stage a lot of the worlds coffee supply came from the Dutch East Indies...the island of Java. The association with Java was reinforced in the USA in the 30's through to the 1960's with a number of major coffee roasters using "Java" in some form or other in their advertising jingle. The association has remained. Java still produces a lot of coffee...although it now trails behind neighbouring Sumatra and Sulawesi in terms of harvest quantity of arabica specialty coffee. Indonesia remains the forth largest producer of coffee globally.

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Questions on Indonesian Coffee (thats my speciality). Can include specific origins (East Java, Takengon, Toraja, Kintamani-Bali etc. Also about specific beans- Lintong, Mandehling, Java arabicas..etc. Also any other questions about Indonesian Coffee- the different cupping qualities, bean hardness, roast profiles...through to any questions about Indonesian coffee scene- does coffee luwak exists? How much coffee is exported from Central Java? Who planted the first plantations in East Java? Why is coffee often called "Java"

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Indonesian coffee roaster and bean exporter. Been in the business here for some time.

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SCAA, AASCA, SCAE, WAGRO and the Roasters Guild.

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Bachelors Degree (New Zealand)

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