Java Sunda (West Java) is the first place coffee was ever cultivated in Indonesia when the Dutch brought it to the island in the 16th century. However, over the years, most coffee production moved to large government-run estates in East Java. There has been a recent ambitious project in West Java to focus on small lot specialty coffee with Ateng and Jember varieties – and also descendents of the original Typica trees brought here by the Dutch. These farms, where we purchase this coffee from, are part of a 2-year reforestation project aimed to preserve the Indonesian forest while generating a stable income for farmers. Over 1,000 smallholders cultivated small forest plots of about 5 acres each, planting more than 100,000 trees of 17 different native species over the course of the project.