From Crop To Cup
Monday, 26 March 2018
Fifteen years after Arabica coffee was first planted in Java by the Dutch in 1696, Cianjur Regent Aria Wira Tanu, in West Java, sent around four quintals of coffee to Amsterdam, where the coffee broke record price at an auction. In 1726, 2,145 tons of coffee from Java flooded Europe, unseating Yemen’s Mocha coffee from its market domination. It was then that the coffee became known as Java coffee.
Twelve years earlier, King Louis XIV had aske...
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