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WE PROCESS SPECIALTY GREEN COFFEE BEANS

Our business focuses primarily in West Java Grade 1 / Specialty Arabica Green Coffee Beans.  The definition of Specialty Grade 1 according to SCAA Arabica Coffee Classification: no primary defects, 0-3 full defects, sorted with a maximum of 5% above and 5% below specified screen size or range of screen size, and exhibiting a distinct attribute in one or more of the following areas: taste, acidity, body, or aroma.

Javanero works closely with a small group of farmers of West Java highlands, located between 1,300-1,500m above sea level, who are dedicated to cultivate Arabica coffee trees and to pick the ripe coffee cherries by hands. Our coffee wet-processing facility is located in the village of Gamboeng, about 40km south of the City of Bandung, West Java.

In our wet processing, the outer skin of the coffee cherry is removed immediately after harvesting using a mechanical pulper, which “pick” or scrape away just the very outer layer of the cherry, leaving behind the parchment coffee covered in sticky mucilage.

Next the mucilage-coated beans are then immersed in large tanks of mountain spring water to break down the sugars in the mucilage and free it from the parchment.  This process is called fermentation and takes around 24 hours, though shorter or longer fermentation times are possible, depending on the local climate, altitude, and other factors.

Once fermentation is complete, the coffee is released from the fermentation tank and pushed manually along gravity channels filled with free flowing water. This agitation frees up any remaining mucilage and separates it from the parchment coffee. At the end of the channels, the coffee is rinsed with fresh water. The result is wet coffee in parchment, free of the sticky mucilage.

From the final washing tank, the wet parchment coffee is taken to dry on raised beds. This process of drying happens quickly, because there is no skin or mucilage between the sun and the parchment. After 4-5 days in the sun, the coffee is removed from the beds and stored in sacks in our transit warehouse. When it is to be exported, the coffee is taken to a large mill where the parchment is removed, and the coffee is sorted and bagged for export.

Our washed coffee tends to have a clarity of flavor and aroma that is not often found in natural coffees. Many cuppers assert it is easier to taste the influence of soil and varietal in washed coffees such as ours. Acidity comes through more clearly, and the cup is generally cleaner.

WE TRADE AND EXPORT

Javanero responds to the emerging important trends in the international coffee market where tracing the coffee to given attributes is an important means of adding value in the market. These attributes can be: identity of the grower, social/community, economic, or environmental factors.

We believe in the transparent mechanism to provide the benefits of the marketplace –where the integrity of the product, the integrity of the transaction, and the integrity of the actors are maintained – while enabling traceability to market-desired attributes.

 

“There is no Sustainability without Traceability.”

Types of Purchases

We offer both SPOT and FUTURE options for our coffee. SPOT purchase option is only available for coffee that we have in our warehouse. We will ship all SPOT purchase immediately. Please contact us to check our inventory. FUTURE purchase is available for six to twelve months in advance of shipment. It is used to ensure the availability of the coffee.

For green coffee beans, we offer our coffee in full container or multiple of full bag purchase only. For roasted beans, we prepare them stacked in palettes of 1 cubic meter.

Pricing

We are confident that we offer our great coffee at very competitive prices. Please contact us for quotes.

Terms of Payment

We currently take payment by electronic wire transfer in advance of shipment of our coffee. We plan to offer credit in the future once we establish business relationships for our regular customers.

Documents

We will send the invoice to our customer on the day the coffee ordered become available. Billing will be from the date of AVAILABILITY, not on the date of delivery. While we offer free storage for six months on our warehouse at no extra cost, the invoice must be paid from the date of the availability.

Shipment

Shipments from our warehouse are made on FOB (Freight on Board) term, which means that the freight charges will be paid by the Buyer. We will arrange the shipment with the freight company of the Buyer’s choice or our preferred freight company.  Almost all of our international shipping is done using standard 20-ft shipping containers, holding up to 320 bags of green coffee beans (60 kilograms each).