in Indonesia Coffee History
in Indonesia: Coffee History

There’s noting like the perfect warm, strong and rich companion of good coffee.

The Dancing Goat

Kaldi, noticing that when his flock nibbled on the bright red berries of a certain bush they became more energetic (jumping goats), chewed on the fruit himself.

His exhilaration prompted him to bring the berries to an Islamic monk in a nearby monastery, but the monk disapproved of their use and threw them into a fire, from which an enticing aroma billowed.

The roasted beans were quickly raked from the embers, ground up, and dissolved in hot water, yielding the world's first cup of coffee.

Coffee History
Seven Seeds Tale

Arabia made export beans infertile by parching or boiling, and it is said that no coffee seed sprouted outside Africa or Arabia until the 1600s—until Baba Budan.

As tradition has it, this Indian pilgrim-“smuggler” left Mecca with fertile seeds strapped to his belly.

Baba’s beans bore fruit and initiated an agricultural expansion that would soon reach Europe’s colonies and the whole world.

There are three main coffee growing areas in Indonesia namely Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi.

Java is also known as producing one of the finest aged coffees in the world in Old Java.  The produced coffee beans can be stored in warehouses for two to three years.

Using that method, it increases the strong full-bodied taste that Arabica is known for.

Arabica plants tend to be more prone to disease, so farmers must pay close attention to the plants while they are growing.

Arabica coffee is most suited to altitudes over 1500 m.  It grows well in temperatures of


in Indonesia: Coffee History Sumatra

Sumatra is another major coffee producing area of Indonesia.

Sumatra produces two of the world’s most famous and high quality coffees - Mandheling and Ankola (seldom-used market name for Arabica coffee).

Sumatra Mandheling coffee is produced outside the city of Padang, in the west coast coffee district.

A low-key acidity and heavy almost syrupy body with a concentrated and complex flavor are some of the characteristic of Sumatran coffee.

Coffee grown in Sulawesi is mostly processed using the dry method.

The most famous coffee growing region in Sulawesi is Toraja, where the coffee grows in the mountainous area near the center of the island 1500 meters above sea level.

Coffee in the region is grown using traditional practices of coffee cultivation, mostly on privately owned + smallholder plantations.

Another major coffee producing island in Indonesia is Sulawesi, which was once known as Celebes.

Here at Cizz,  “Indulging happiness since 2004” is not just another mantra, we carefully innovate, select and develop the product in order to delight our customer.

Our Selected Bean

We believe by buying from small farm and selected roaster we will be able to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers.

This is the very foundation of our business paradigm and our commitment to the customers.  We are proud to introduce our latest product line to  participate in rich Indonesian coffee heritage and culture.

As mentioned before, the geographic region in which the coffee has grown reflects the taste of the coffee.

Our house blend of Aceh Gayo and Bali Kintamani bean emphasizes on heavy body and complex flavor while also balancing with the citrus acidity to brighten up you day.

We are welcoming you to indulge your senses and enjoying our cup of coffee.
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