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Java Blue Batavia

Nothing can touch Peet’s Sumatra for heady aroma and generous flavor... except one of the best Java coffees we’ve ever sourced.
$19.95 / lb.
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Roast Dates:
09/26, 10/03

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About this coffee

Roast Level

Java Blue Batavia
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Brewing Methods

  • Press Pot
  • Espresso
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How It Tastes

Big. Both savory and sweet at the same time, shot with tropical fruit, spice and sweet tobacco. Heavy bodied.


We suspect the name Batavia (the Dutch name for Jakarta) was chosen by our supplier for its alliterative rather than geographic value, as this coffee hails from further West, and much higher up, but blue is bang on point. The color of this coffee before roasting is as bold and blue-green as coffee beans get, foreshadowing a flavor as fine and full as we’ve tasted from Java in a long time.

Worth Noting

The Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra almost touch, separated by just 15 miles at the closest point, so perhaps it’s not surprising that the flavor of Java Blue Batavia is closest to Sumatra. Very, very good Sumatra. The farmer, Tobing, grows 50 hectares of coffee in Ciwidy, West Java and also collects from smaller neighbors. He does not export, so after harvesting and hulling the coffee, he barges it to—you guessed it—Sumatra, and the major port of Medan for final hand-sorting and shipping.
Perfecting the process

Coffee, 50 Years in the Making

We've learned a lot in 50 years. From tasting coffee three times before the beans even arrive at our roastery, to waking up at 4am to deep-roast each bean by hand, to personally testing every order before it ships —everything we do is committed to bringing you the freshest, fullest flavor in every cup.

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  • Roasted to Order

    Once you place an order, we wake up at 4am to roast your beans in small batches

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    Every bag is sealed immediately using our special packaging techniques.

  • Same day Shipping

    No sitting around and no warehousing, your coffee is shipped within 24 hours.

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Reviews (3)
Average rating:
Clint from Cedar City, UT on 9/20/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2007.

Average. It's good, but not spectacular for an Asian coffee..

Phil McKinney from Attica , MI on 9/19/2018. Drinking Peet's since First.

This is after 35 years of drinking this coffee is the best I ever had

JANIS from Sequim, WA on 9/9/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1960.

One of the VERY best coffee I've ever ordered. Wonderful flavor and taste!!