Indonesia is one of the best coffee bean producers in the world. Not only Sumatra which is famous for its civet coffee, the island of Java, especially in the Central Java area, also has many coffee plantations. The majority of coffee types produced in this area are Robusta and Arabica coffee. Coffee plantations in Central Java can be found along Ungaran city to Yogyakarta. Some of these plantations are even use as agro-tourism, restaurants and resorts that feature the coffee experience as the main tourist attraction.
Kampoeng Kopi Banaran
Kampoeng Kopi Banaran is on Jalan Raya Semarang-Solo, in Bawen. The name of this coffee plantation is Kebun Getas Afdeling Assinan. This plantation is managed by PT Perkebunan Nusantara IX (Persero), the type of coffee produced in the plantation is robusta coffee. The coffee beans produced by this plantation are exported to America and Italy, then the rest is processed into powder and coffee beans that visitors can buy. Kampoeng Kopi Banaran provides a train for visitors who want to get around the coffee plantation. Several other attractions are also available such as a swimming pool, archery area, and a playground for children.
It is located in Bedono area, on the side of the Semarang-Yogyakarta highway, is quite legendary because it has been established since 1958. It is said that this place is often used as a temporary resting place for people who are going to travel to Magelang and Yogyakarta.
The types of coffee processed in this place are robusta coffee, arabica and civet coffee. Beside from selling coffee from the plantation itself, you can enjoy the other dishes. The coffee they sell is served in traditional impression, for example ginger coffee, so it’s not like typical coffee drinks in commercial places. Interestingly, they also sell coffee syrup which is sold in sweet and bitter taste.
Coffee in New Selo, Boyolali
In Tlogolele village, Selo district in Boyolali has two villages which famous for their coffee. The first is Lencoh with arabica coffee and Stabelan which also produces Arabica coffee. For those of you who curious about the taste of coffee in Selo, Boyolali, you can try it at Oemah Bamboo Coffee, Lencoh. To get here, you need to go to New Selo first. From the parking lot in New Selo, you will follow the initial path of Mount Merapi climbing. When you see the gazebos made of bamboo, it means that you are almost close to Oemah Bamboo Coffee.
Mukidi Coffee House in Temanggung
Mukidi is a coffee farmer and owner of Mukidi Coffee House in Jambon, Gandurejo Village, Temanggung. You will find various coffee utensils such as V60, siphon, coffeepress, and Vietnamese drip at this coffee house. Some of coffee types served here include: arabica, robusta, luwak, ecelssa (a combination of arabica and robusta), brown, and white coffee. This place is open from 8 am to 5 pm. To be able to take a walk in Mukidi’s coffee plantation, it is recommended to come before late afternoon. Besides enjoying a cup of coffee, you can also buy coffee grounds according to your taste at affordable prices.
Mesa Stila Resort in Magelang
This place was formerly called Losari Plantation, but changed its name to Mesa Stila in 2011. Located in Magelang, Mesa Stila is the right destination before or after visiting Borobudur Temple.
Slightly different from previous places, Mesa Stila is a resort with ancient Javanese architecture that offers a coffee experience for those who are interested for coffee. According to various sources, you can see their coffee plantation, including how to process and brew it without having to stay overnight.
If you visit Central Java, which apart from providing its own knowledge about the world of coffee, also offers a beautiful natural landscape. In addition, these places are also suitable for visiting with friends and family because the activities are fun and not boring.