The history of this coffee
The Java variety has a long history of cultivation, it is a selection of one or more indigenous Ethiopian varieties.
As the name indicates, the variety was introduced to the island of Java directly from Ethiopia by the Dutch at the beginning of the 19th century,
more precisely by the Dutch researcher P.J.S. Cramer in 1928. Once the seeds were sent to Java, in addition to the ease of reproduction,
it was discovered their strong resistance to leaf rust where other varieties of Arabica had faltered.
It was initially thought to be a selection of the Typica variety, but the genetic fingerprint of the
molecular markers revealed that Java is a selection of an indigenous Ethiopian population called Abysinia.
The leaves of the tree are bronze in color (in the early years) and are known to be highly productive and
resistant to the most common diseases. The beans obtained from this variety have an oblong shape and
have a morphological similarity with the Typica, but in reality its origin is more direct,
and in this sense it is similar to the story of the origins of Gesha.