My sister waited 3-days to get this coffee while she was in Indonesia… then she brought some to Santa Cruz.

I love the simplicity of the brown on white. What a timeless package.

It’s a little coffee company called Koffie Fabriek Aroma Bandoeng, otherwise known as Koffie Aroma. Apparently, it’s some of the best in the town she was staying by. I was going to save it for something.. not really sure what for as I don’t know what kind of *special occasion* calls for *special coffee.* Thus, this fruitful Sunday evening, I decided to open the bag and give it a go.

Here are some bullets I gathered about Koffie Aroma:

  • There’s always a wait-list. (eep..)
  • It takes 8 years to complete the process from harvesting to being consumption-ready.
  • Robusta beans are stored for up to five years, while Arabica are stored for 8 years to bring out the best flavor.
  • Kopi Aroma is a coffee company in Indonesia that was founded in 1936 by Houw Sian (1st gen) on Jalan Banceuy, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
  • The coffees are roasted using the same wood-fueled German roasting machines from when the store first popped in 30′s.
Is this the beginning of me turning into a coffee snob?
Is this the beginning of me turning into a coffee snob?
The gang.
The gang.
Cheers to amazing coffee that you can only get in Indonesia. Thanks sis.
Cheers to amazing coffee that you can only get in Indonesia. Thanks sis.

Here’s a quick video my sister shot of the tour at the actual roasting location in Indonesia! Behind-the-scenes…