At U-Roast, we are proud to sell a range of Rainforest Alliance Certified green coffee beans. We also love finding out more about the 8 different countries, where we find our quality, ethically sourced coffee beans.
Find out more about the Christmas traditions of two more of the places where we get U-Roast coffee.
Although most of the population in Indonesia are not Christian, there are still those who celebrate the Christmas holiday. About 11% of the population is Christian which is still a large number of people. Usually, in early December families put up large artificial trees or trees made from feathers to start celebrating the holiday season.
Christmas is then celebrated on Christmas day, with most people going to a candlelit mass on Christmas Eve where Christmas carols are sung. On Christmas day, presents are exchanged and an annual Christmas event held by the Indonesian Government is broadcasted on TV.
Santa Claus, know in Indonesia as Sinterklass, brings presents to children on Christmas Day and he will regularly be spotted in shopping centres and at Christmas events.
About our Java coffee beans
The Bayukidul Estate is a 100-hectare coffee plantation located in the heart of East Java amongst small-hold clove and sugar cane farms. The coffee is grown at some 900-1200m around the village of Bondowoso, on the lower slopes of the two active volcanoes. This terrain is highly fertile and ideal for growing these speciality coffees.
Papua New Guinea
For many people in New Guinea, Christmas just passes like any other day. However, it seems that more and more people are now celebrating this holiday.
One of the biggest parts of Christmas in New Guinea is Barapen. This is the name given to the ritual cooking of pork for the holiday celebrations. The meat is cooked using hot stones and then the meal is then shared with family and friends. This represents the gratitude, caring and unity of people during the holiday season.
About our Kenta/MT Hagen coffee beans
PNG coffees are revered for their interesting acidity and high variety. Kenta A grade is grown in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea on the outskirts of the town of Goraka at an altitude of 1600m above sea level. Many New Guinea plantations are actually collections of traditional “coffee gardens”, small plots of as little as 20 plants grown alongside subsistence crops.