Aficionado | Single Origin
About Aficionado :
Trvl Love Koffee brings you the Aficionado Jave bean we roast to full city levels to bring out all of the best characteristics that it has to offer it is a medium to heavy bodied with a deep smooth flavor and mellow acidity
**Coffee in this area uses environmentally safe wash processes, often by hand.**
Cup Characteristics: nice sweetness, clean, complex, cinnamon notes, good body, chocolate notes, nice nutty notes, tobacco, grape, tangerine, balanced, great aftertaste
About Our Single Origin Koffee:
For centuries, the world has known about this Eastern Archipelago. It’s a fertile land, abundant with natural resources and is so well-known for its exotic products that it became known hundreds of years ago as “the spice island.” Today Indonesia remains rich; not only in resources but in its varied cultures. The country is a paradise for visitors who never fail to marvel at the beauty of its scenery, the variety of its arts, and the warmth of its people.
Indonesia’s economy has grown dramatically in recent years. At first this growth was linked primarily to high world prices for oil. But the national economy suffered in the early eighties as prices for oil fell dramatically. The government’s response was a set of new policies designed to lessen the economy’s dependence on oil and gas and to increase the value of other exports, primarily manufactured goods.
The government moved away from import substitution toward export-oriented manufacturing. At the same time, less emphasis was put on state-owned industries and more stress was given to the development of private investment in industry.
Agriculture has been the traditional backbone of Indonesia’s economy. The country is a major producer of several important cash crops grown either on large estates or by smallholders. The nation is now the world’s second largest exporter of palm oil. Other significant cash crops are sugar cane, cinnamon, nutmeg, tobacco, cloves, paper, cocoa, tea, and coffee.
Blessed by good soil and abundant rainfall, Indonesia is the world’s third leading producer and exporter of coffee. Approximately ninety percent of Indonesia’s total production is Robusta, with Arabica making up the remaining ten percent.
Indonesia’s coffee industry planners recognize a rising worldwide demand for Arabica and are taking steps to replace Robusta cultivation with Arabica wherever possible. Indonesian coffee is known everywhere for its high quality, fine taste, and distinct aroma.
The beginning of the coffee industry in Indonesia can be traced back to the arrival of Arabica coffee on the shore of Java in 1699. Although the native farmers of Java were the first to cultivate Arabica, it soon spread throughout many provinces of Indonesia. By 1712, years of harvesting provided the first bag of Indonesian coffee to be exported to Amsterdam. Over the years, as exports have grown, so has the reputation of Java coffee.
How it is Delivered:
- Comes in a 12 oz. kraft stand up bag with degassing valve to ensure freshness
- Get whole bean or choose from several grind options
- Immediately after roasting, the coffee is packaged into 5 lb nitrogen-flushed bags. This process forces nitrogen into the package, replacing the oxygen, that would otherwise quickly age the coffee. The nitrogen preserves the wonderful flavor characteristics of fresh-roasted coffee. Trvl Love Koffee also utilizes "vent tape" technology which allows the coffee to de-gas, but prevents exposure to oxygen.
Grind Type Guide
These days coffee shops are on every corner, but nothing is quiet as satisfying as brewing the perfect cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home. It saves money and you can make it just the way you like it. There are different types of grinds that go with the different types of coffee makers. I will go over all the grinds we offer.
French Press Grind
First off, we have your French Press. This process of brewing is an immersion. The grinds are immersed in the water together to extract that yummy goodness. A French Press is easy and makes a delicious cup of coffee. The grinds are coarse. The beans should be ground in a burr grinder versus the blade grinder. When using a French Press, you will just need water, coffee, and the press. You measure out the grounds: 2 Tablespoons of coffee to 8 ounces water. Boil the water. Add the grounds and water into the press and let the coffee steep. After about 4 minutes is up, press down on the top of the press. Press slowly. It will separate the grinds and you are now ready to pour and drink.
The French Press Grind is perfect for making Cold Brews too. You just need some water, a mason jar, and time to get this Cold Brew creation to come to life. Pick any coffee in this grind to try out a cold brew. Once you have your base, add milk or water to dilute and enjoy the rush! You can also use the Percolator Grind for Cold brew as well. It is a little bit course. You can play around with the grind to see which suits you best.
Next up, the auto drip machine. This is the Bunn or the Mr. Coffee pot. We call this the Standard Grind. This is the most widely used grind. If you use the trusty ole "coffee pot" then this is a process of running the water through the coffee grounds to create the magic we call coffee. The standard grind is medium-coarse. This is what is sold at most groceries stores and is most used. Also, this grind can be used in a Siphon coffee machine.
Espresso grind is exactly that. It should be used for the Espresso machine and the Moka pot method. If you have an espresso machine at home, this is what you want to use. These grinds are fine in texture. Espresso is a delicate process. If this is your choice of coffee, you can perfect your method how you choose.
Turkish may be your method of brewing. This is a very delicious way to take your morning coffee. You will need your favorite Ibrik, 3 oz of water, a spoon of sugar and a stove. Once you add these together, let it foam up 3 times and it is ready to pour. This grind is very fine, almost a powder. Beautiful brewing method and is the oldest to date. We use stoves now versus the hot sand to heat the coffee.
Classic Drip Grind
Lastly, we have the Classic Drip Grind. It is a medium-coarse grind that works for coffee methods of brewing by Chemex or a pour over. These are both great ways to brew your coffee grinds. When doing this use a burr grinder to ensure it does not get too fine and pass through the filter with these methods.
These are just a few different types of grinds that are most popular, and what we carry at Trvl Love Koffe. The type you choose should depend on the machine you will use. Therefore, it matters. The best cup comes from getting the right grind. We suggest you get whole bean and grind it your way as you use it. This ensures a fresher coffee. We always suggest that you order whole bean but understand everyone does not have a home coffee grinder. Whichever option you choose, it is all coffee and we approve!