This coffee hails from the Kajumas area in East Java, and is the first certified Organic Java coffee we have seen, or offered. We received the samples alongside the standard "Government Estate" lots, and it was far better than those old standards. Private Estate Java farms are supposed to be inferior to the 4 Government Estate plantations. They are supposedly lower-grown, not processed or prepared as well, for those who want to save a few pennies. But this is the 3rd time I have picked a Private over the PTP (Government) estates. Like the Govt estates, this is a wet-processed (aka washed) coffee, so it is different than Sumatras and Sulawesi lots that are wet-hulled. I wasn't too impressed with the green coffee appearance here. It is well sorted, but it appears polished. You will notice the chaff-less, shiny surface. Polishing can make green coffee look nice, but it can be destructive to the cup quality because the friction it generates creates heat which is not good for the unroasted coffee.
The dry fragance has a sweet woody quality, and a bit of maple syrup to it. It's clean (especially compared to the funky notes of a Sumatra) but it is still definitely Indonesian in character, with natural herb and spice indications in the wet aroma. There's a bit of sweet sorghum, light corn syrup, and smoke. There's a winey note on the break. The cup has a touch of sweetness (actually a bit like marshmallow). Overall flavors are very soft and mild; it's all about body here. This has a thick body, almost oily in mouthfeel. There's a not-unpleasant dry grass aspect that seems like a hint, just the slightest hint, of monsooned coffee flavor. Java coffees are unbalanced by nature, extremely low acidity means they are all tenor-to-bass range, no bright notes. This may be exactly what you are looking for in the cup, low acid, mild flavors, or you might want to use it as a backdrop to add body to a bright and wild Ethiopia coffee; or a classic Mohka Java with a Yemeni lot.