In the beginning of the 60’s, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) established an identity code for each exporting country that, followed by the exporters code and the loading/shipping number, is stamped since then in each bag of coffee. As a small tribute to the history of the bag of coffee, Cafés El Magnífico wants to contribute perpetuating this traditional numeration.
Java Frinsa Estate
Wildan Mustofa
West Java
Weninggalih - Sindangkerta
1.300 – 1.430 masl
Sigarar Utang
0,38 €. / cup


From 12,00 to 48,00

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Using 8 grs. (customary measure) drink a cup of this extraordinary coffee for 0.38 €.
Year after year Wildan Mustofa saw with concern and fear the natural disasters that were happening in his neighborhood and that hit especially the farmers. As a potato producer he well knew these sufferings and decided to take an initiative to improve the situation. This vocation of aid materialized and channeled into the first coffee cultivation project in Sindankertan an area in Weninggalih in 2010 and that would become its main coffee growing area in what is later the Java Frinsa Estate.

His idea was not immediately accepted by the neighboring farmers who were very attached to the production of palm sugar, which, although it was their main source of wealth, was not enough to feed the whole family and forced the men of the family to move to their homes cities to work in construction, earning miserable salaries while women had to migrate to other countries leaving their children at home without the supervision of their parents.
So in the first harvest Wildan needed to bring pickers from another nearby area, Pengalengan, since the people of Sindangkerta remained skeptical and reluctant to join the project. Little by little they began to learn and understand how coffee cultivation could help them improve their livelihoods that guarantee their domestic needs. And what is better, mothers and fathers return home from abroad little by little to the village and their children.
Today Wildan manages coffee production and operations while his wife Atieq Mustianingtyas takes charge of human resources and marketing. In Java Frinsa an intense research activity is developed to improve agricultural practices, teaching farmers, health management, environmental sustainability, etc ... Java Frinsa is concerned about the education of children by donating a part of their land to the village of Mekarwangi where a secondary school has been built that exempts them from traveling the 10km one-way route they had to do before to attend class. Now they can continue their education in an easier way.
This excellent coffee comes in nice cotton bags and not in the traditional jute imported from India or Bangladesh. The reason is that women can get extra money by sewing them.
In addition to the social and economic impact, this project also has long-term benefits in water conservation and reforestation in the area
After harvesting, the cherries are taken to the washing station where they go through a depulper to eliminate most of their skin and pulp layer. The coffee is placed in clean water tanks where any remaining pulp is eliminated through approximately 18h of aerobic fermentation. This process in addition to "cleaning" the parchment helps convert sugars into acids.
Later the beans are washed to remove the remaining mucilage residues; it is the last stage before spreading them on raised beds to be dried the sun for a few days.
The Java Frinsa Estate process is not only perfect to produce coffee of the best quality, but also ecological. The wet mill is made in each field (so that its red skin, pulp and water from the process can be reused as manure and irrigation) and the dry milling is made in Pangalengan.
Sweet fragrance like chocolate milk and fruits. Aromas and flavors to pastry, cookie, very sweet and round.
Indonesia is a unique country that is located in the equator and extends through 17.500 islands with more than 300 ethnic groups and 700 live languages that are spoken throughout the archipelago.

It is located in the notorious Pacific Ring of Fire with the largest number of active volcanoes in the world. Despite the natural disasters that occur every year, this also brings a great blessing to the fertility of Indonesia's soil. They say that coffee can be grown elsewhere, but the best coffee is grown at high altitude and rich volcanic soils.
However, like many Asian countries, Indonesia faces a great challenge in deforestation due to high population density and rapid industrialization. Massive flooding and landslides are a common problem during the rainy season in Indonesia, where deforestation has left mountainous areas vulnerable to erosion during destructive tropical rains.
The government sees coffee growing as an intelligent option for reforestation. Through many NGOs, the authorities tried to encourage the change of land use, from horticulture to coffee projects.

West Java was the first coffee plantation of the VOC (Dutch Company of the East Indies). The Dutch began to grow and export coffees in Java in the 17th century. In the late 1880s, rust killed much of the plantations in the Sukabumi area before spreading to Central Java and parts of East Java. The Dutch responded by replacing part of the Arabica first with Liberica (a resistant species, but with an unpleasant taste) and later with Robusta.
Currently, the old plantations of the colonial era of Java provide only a fraction of the coffee grown on the island; they produce mainly the well-valued Arabica species. Its production focuses on the plateau of Ijen, in the extreme east of Java, at an altitude of more than 1.400 masl. Coffee is grown mainly in large properties built by the Dutch in the eighteenth century. The five largest farms are Blawan, Djampit, Pancur, Kayumas and Tugosari, and cover more than 4.000 hectares.
This coffee is appreciated as a component in the traditional "Mocca Java" blend, which pairs coffees from Yemen and Java. Some districts age a portion of their coffee for up to five years, usually in large sacks of tow, which are ventilated, dusted and turned regularly. As they age, the grains change from green to light brown, and their flavors gain strength as they lose acidity. Aged coffees can show flavors that range from cedar to spices such as cinnamon or cloves, and often develop a dense, almost syrupy body. These aged coffees are called Old Government, Old Brown or Old Java.
Indonesia is one of the richest countries in terms of variety of benefits because they have:
a) Semi washed: pulped and dry fermented (as a Pulped Natural from Brazil)
b) Washed: depulped and wet fermented (like a Fully Washed from Africa).
c) Natural: sun-dried whole cherry (common in Ethiopia, Panama and Brazil).
d) Red Honey: dried with the mucilage (as in Costa Rica).

And two types of parchment threshing:
a) At 12-13% humidity: they call it Dry Hulled, which is the classic threshing as anywhere in the world.
b) At 30-40% humidity: classic Wet Hulled Indonesian, originated in Sumatra due to weather conditions. The drying of the grains continues without its parchment until reaching 12% humidity.

Note on the Sigarar Utang varietal:
Local variety name: Ateng, Ateng Jaluk, Sigarar Utang.
Lineage of varieties: Tim Tim (hybrid HdT), natural cross with Bourbon type varietal.
Brief history: in 1980, the Agricultural Department created a coffee nursery at the Juli Angkup intersection in Aceh Tengah (Central Aceh). The plant(lets) were given to farmers in the Jaluk village, to be planted in farms which already had existing Typica and Bourbon varietals (e.g. those which originated from Burni Bius and Belang Gele, two of the original five Dutch Arabica Coffee Plantations).
One farmer, Tengku Ibrahim Aman Samsir, noticed that one coffee plant was different to the others he had planted. It was a small plant, and had only been in the ground for two years, but it already produced lots of cherries and was high yielding. It was noticeably different to his other coffee plants which took three years to flower. Tengku Ibrahim started propagating this one plant, which he thought of as a ‘super varietal’, planting lots of this varietal in the same field. Farmers working around him started noticing the ‘super varietal’ and asked for seeds and plantlets. In 1987, the story of Ateng Jaluk’s high yielding coffee spread all over the Gayo Highlands region, and the name Ateng was given to the ‘super varietal’ by farmers when they asked for the seed. (This name was given because of a famous dwarf comedian called Ateng, and they drew parallels with the dwarf size of the plant).
By 1988, the majority of coffee farmers in the Gayo Highlands of Aceh Tengah/Central Aceh, Takengon, Bener Meriah and Gayo Lues regions had planted this new varietal. Since the varietal yielded a crop after only one year in the ground, most farmers were able to repay their debts sooner. (Thus it is called the Sigarar Utang varietal — meaning you can repay debt sooner). The discovery of the Ateng Jaluk varietal has been pivotal for the Jember research facility in developing the Sigarar Utang varietal (which is also known as Ateng Jaluk Catimor selection). In 2005, the Ministry of Agriculture issued an official letter no: 205/Kpts/SR.120/4/2005 endorsing the Sigarar Utang varietal for coffee farmers in Indonesia. It is now being planted in Java, Bali, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Sumatra.