Java, Kiara Manuk
Light roasts almost have a black tea quality when brewed. Brown sugar and raw cacao nibs are in the cup. Medium roast is where this crop does best. Dark chocolate, and raisin, rich body, and naturally sweet. Taking the roast darker yields a roast that is complex enough to stand up to cream or morning pastries.
This coffee comes from small holder farmers in the mountainous region around the city of Bandung in West Java. The ripe cherry for the coffee is carefully chosen and pulped in small batches and washed clean. The parchment on the coffee is then allowed to dry on raised beds in bamboo greenhouses that are tended to daily. Manuk means Bird, and Kiara is the indigenous tree in Sunda. The local people therefore named this place Kiara Manuk. Kiara Manuk is located in the south west valley of the Tilu Mountains that borders a tea plantation at 3,600 feet above sea level.