Mt. Ijen Ultra Wash, Java
Mt. Ijen Ultra Wash, Java
Mt. Ijen Ultra Wash, Java

Mt. Ijen Ultra Wash, Java

White Peach, White Grape, Subtle & Sweet, Lemon Curd




Bondowoso, East Java


USDA 762 (Majority), Lini S795, S288 & Cobra


1,200 meters


"Ultra Wash" - an anaerobic ferment with pre & post washing


"I first tasted these coffees in 2019 when their organizing group & exporter, Belift, brought their very first shipping container of coffee into the US. I was blown away - it was the first time I & everyone on my team had tasted such clean, unique processing methods from the Java. This year’s crop had some real standouts, but this cup was my favorite. The coffee was grown off the elevations of Mt. Ijen in the Bondowoso region of East Java, treated to multiple washes post-harvest and a short but impactful anaerobic fermentation. The result is a mix of berry & cola sweetness, with a delicious lemoncurd-like acidity. I love this cup." - Trevor, UL's Director of Coffee


Ultra Wash is how the team in Java refers to their processing methods with this coffee, so that's how we'd like to describe it. On that process:

Red cherries are floated and sorted optically using an cherry sorter machine. They are then pulped and put in sealed barrels with one-way air valves undergo anaerobic fermentation. Afterwards, they are washed using a Pinhalense demucilager machine, then dried for approximately 7-9 days on the patio until they reach around 13 - 13.5% moisture.
After they finish drying, they are then de-stoned, hulled, sorted by pneumatic means using a Pinhalense Combined Hulling & Destoning & Catador Unit Machine, put through a screen size sorter, ran through a density sorter, and then optically sorted using a color sorter machine.

About the producers in Bondowoso:

Pak Echwan leads the community of coffee farmers in his home of Dawuhan Village in Bondowoso, Situbondo, East Java. The village is positioned near the majestic Ijen Volcanic Crater.

Pak has a big vision for his village and coffee farmer community. Being one of the head coffee farmers in his region, Pak took the initiative to dramatically improve the quality of his community’s coffee and began educating farmers on proper farming techniques and agricultural best practices. The villagers quickly took to Pak’s process improvements, and with each year, Pak continues to implement better quality control protocols, as well as investing in better equipment and storage as a result from the increased sales.

PaK works with the export team at Belift to coordinate board & import for his coffees with our friends at Sustainable Harvest. Belift was our original contact in this coffee relationship - they are a younger group of coffee professionals out of Central & East Java reinventing what Javanese coffee means to the industry.