Indonesia is not only known for its endless list of tourist attractions.Â My stay in Indonesia has also been made memorable by its wonderful people, delectable Indonesia cuisines and nice hotels like the Ascott Jakarta Hotel.Â Aside from all these lovely things, I especially enjoyed the different kinds of coffee that I got to savor.
How can I ever resist coffee?Â I am a certified coffee addict and it really took quite an effort on my side to limit my coffee intake to just two cups in one day (there were days when I can finish up to five cups!).Â So when I found myself in Indonesia, I promised myself that I will try as many kinds of coffee as I can while in Asiaâ€™s â€œcoffee heaven.â€Â Indonesia is actually the third largest producing region in the world!
Coffee beans have their own origins and possess different characteristics that they got depending on how these beans are processed, where the beans were grown and the weather conditions that beans have to face.Â In the case of Indonesia, the major places where coffee is grown include Sulawesi, Sumatra, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and Java.Â Unfortunately, only a very small region grows Arabica coffee beans which are most preferred kind.Â Â In terms of percentage, only 10% of the harvest is Arabica Coffee.Â Even if this is the case, it is known that Arabica coffee beans that are grown in Indonesia are the best.Â These beans are priced high for the rich flavor, gentle acidity, and full taste among others.
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