East Java is best known for its vast coffee plantation that have the most fragrant Kopi Luwak, or civet coffee. While you’re in Banyuwangi, check out the farm and find out how this most fragrant and tasty coffee is produced and processed. Let’s start the journey at Telemung, Banyuwangi with those enjoyable experiences that you can savor more than merely the great taste of the coffee.
Explore the village
Before exploring the plantation, why not visit the town From the fresh mountain air, and see how the locals live around their houses, gardens, and livestock. For other than coffee, Telemung also breeds Ettawa Goats which are valuable for its milk. And besides, there is home-made handicraft of bamboo-woven Kopiah, a headpiece widely used by men.
See various Kinds of coffee plants
The star of Telemung is, of course, the Luwak Robusta Java, which produces a thicker consistency and bitterness preferred by coffee lovers. Stroll around the farm to learn the gap between Robusta, Arabica, and Excelsa that are grown across the village.
Picking Java beans
Then it is time to find out from the experts how to choose good Java bean. Throughout the village, you will find lady farmers and people who dedicate their every morning to seek to find the best berries. Have fun studying as you walk through the dense farm filled with luscious coffee trees.
Learn the way to process java coffee
The villagers mostly use manual and traditional processing technique to prepare the coffee. Following the manual, the beans are washed, dried, peeled, strained, roasted, and ground. Try to perform each measure yourself, to go through the patient and long hours taken to make one bag of coffee. The roasting process is the most crucial stage and is still done with an underlying claypan on top of the wood-fueled open cooker.
Make your own cup
After everything is ground to a soft powdered coffee, it is time to understand how to brew. There are loads of ways to do so, but still, all about basics and simple touches to really get an original flavor of the Luwak Coffee.
Meet Kimmy the Luwak
Behind this famous Kimmy Omah Kopi at Telemung. Kimmy is a black puppy civet cared by the proprietor and nurtured to be the star whenever visitors ask about what civets actually look like. Wild Civet is a nocturnal creature who usually seek coffee berries during the night before they excrete this the morning after.
Soon another journey to Banyuwangi, make sure you stop by at Telemung and explore the local coffee miracle. Do not forget to bring some Packs to your loved ones in your home!