Monthly Coffee Box
Our January Coffee Box is here!
Our January Coffee Box is made up of four coffees from Indonesia, the fourth largest coffee-producing country in the world. Indonesia is probably most famous for coffee from the island of Java, the name of which has been virtually synonymous with coffee since around the 1700s.
Of course, coffees from the islands of Sumatra, Bali, Sulawesi, Timor and New Guinea have all gained in popularity and recognition with the boom in single-origin coffees of recent decades. About 90% of coffee production in Indonesia comes from small-scale growers and does not have the large-scale coffee plantations of the top 3 coffee-producing countries (Brasil, Vietnam and Colombia, in that order). Therefore, coffee growers in Indonesia tend to be more susceptible to price fluctuations and changes in the worldwide coffee market, which is one of the many reasons we at Rob's Roast Coffees always look for Organic, Fair Trade, single-origin coffees and do our best to promote these amazing, delicious coffees to our customers.
To place an order, just fill in the form below, make sure to give us your full address and contact details, and then we will get your order ready. The Box costs $56 for 4 bags of coffee, 12 oz. each. If you are local to our shop (within 45 minutes of Newburgh), then delivery is free. If you are outside our local delivery area, then there is a flat-rate shipping charge of $11.50.
Indonesian Coffee-Growing Regions
Blue Moon, North Bali. Grown at about 1,800 masl on the relatively small island of Bali, these are 100% Organic Bourbon coffee beans which often get favorable comparisons to Hawaiian coffees. This is one of our favorite coffees and we are delighted to bring them back for the January Coffee Box!
Taman Dadar, Java. These are Organic coffee beans, grown between 800 and 1,600 masl, then processed using a wet-hull method that is unique to Indonesia and is claimed to produce the bolder flavors that many Indonesian coffees are famous for. You can come and taste for yourself and tell us what you think!
Mandheling, Sumatra. These are Fair Trade Organic coffee beans from the northern part of the relatively large island of Sumatra, also grown between 800 and 1,600 masl. Coffees from Sumatra often get lumped together into one, generic category as "suitable for dark roast" (which is how I first heard about them), but that seems to be extremely unfair and overly simplistic, like lumping all California wines or all Kentucky bourbons into one, generic category. I think that they are way more complex and full of subtleties than they are given credit for, and if you grab a January Coffee Box, taste these coffees side-by-side, then you can let us know what you think!
Maubesse, Timor. This is a Fair Trade Organic coffee grown on the western part of the island of Timor, which has seen enormous conflict in recent decades (East Timor, or Timor Leste, was established as an independent republic in 2002 after several scorched-earth campaigns and much violent turmoil since the 1970s). Growing high-quality coffee, especially with the Fair Trade Organic certification, has been seen as a way out of economic hardship and social deprivation for small-hold farmers.
You can make special requests in the form below, such as:
Can I substitute one of the regular bags of coffee with a decaf coffee?
Yes, of course you can! Just tell us which one you want substituted and we'll be delighted to send you some delicious, dark, bold, smooth decaf. Our current decaf is a single-origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Organic coffee that is just as flavorful and smooth as our other coffees.
Can you grind my coffee, say, medium grind for pour-over?
Yes, of course we can! Just please remember that ground coffee won't stay as fresh for as long a time as whole beans will. (Ask us for some free advice on coffee grinders...)
Can I order a box as a present to be sent to someone else?
Yes, of course you can! Just fill in your email address and telephone number, for billing purposes, and the recipient's complete mailing address in the special instructions box, so we can mail a box to them.
Can I request a specific origin of coffee, maybe something I had before and liked very much?
Probably not. We are really proud that we roast in relatively small batches for these monthly boxes and, while we'll do our best to help with your requests, we can't guarantee that we will have more of previous batches each month.
Can I request a lighter roast?
No. This is Rob's Roast Coffees and we only roast dark, smooth, bold and delicious coffee profiles.
We don't do medium or light roasts, just dark roast.
Once you fill in the form below and hit the Submit button, we will double-check the details of your order and then send you an invoice via email for secure online payment.