Today, over 90% of the coffee production in Java Island occurs on smallholder farms averaging almost 2,5 acres. Our commercial-grade Java coffee comes from the village of Semarang, where it was triple hand-picked. The natural processing of the coffee itself is actually the traditional processing sun-dried method. Nowadays, the natural process is not widely practiced anymore since it requires longer processing time, up to 2 months from the time of the picking of the cherries until the packing of the green beans. With a body as full as any premium coffees, Java Island can be downright syrupy. Despite a subdued acidity, the tastes are complex and intense, and a chocolate sweet flavor often holds earthy undertones. Notes of licorice may also be present.