Quintino’s Djava: Ten Years of Re­defin­ing the In­done­sian Cof­fee In­dus­try, Now it’s Time for Tea.

From a decade of re­search­ing In­done­sian cof­fee and the best roast­ing meth­ods for high­qual­ity beans, to pro­duc­ing some great in­no­va­tions in cof­fee, Quintino’s has gained the trust of a fa­nat­i­cal band of cus­tomers both here and abroad. For its tenth an­niver

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It takes more than pas­sion and mo­ti­va­tion to build a unique world-class cof­fee busi­ness.

Ital­ian head roaster Joe Tar­quinio once had a vi­sion of pro­duc­ing the best cof­fee in In­done­sia, one with the finest taste and qual­ity. He and his team spent over six years search­ing for the best cof­fee beans from around the ar­chi­pel­ago, ex­plor­ing dif­fer­ent roast­ing meth­ods and re­search­ing ev­ery­thing that goes into mak­ing a good cup of cof­fee. Dur­ing this time, they dis­cov­ered that the finest Ara­bica cof­fee could be sourced di­rectly from lo­cal plan­ta­tions, farm­ers and traders; the flavours and aro­mas pro­duced dif­fer­en­ti­ated Quintino’s Djava from their com­peti­tors.

Ten years since its in­cep­tion, Quintino’s Djava and its new ideas have be­come a ma­jor in­flu­ence in the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional cof­fee in­dus­try. For Quintino’s Djava, cof­fee is not just a drink, it is also an in­vi­ta­tion for the con­sumer to learn more about the his­tory and art as­so­ci­ated with the beloved bev­er­age. The com­pany has suc­cess­fully cre­ated a num­ber of in­no­va­tions to cap­i­tal­ize on such sub­ject mat­ter, with its unique pack­ag­ing and meth­ods of sourc­ing in­gre­di­ents. One such item is the “Qbag” sin­gle serve cof­fee bags, which have al­ready been on sale in su­per­mar­kets across In­done­sia for ten years. It al­lows drinkers to brew a sin­gle cup of Ara­bica cof­fee with a small sa­chet. Qfresh is an­other innovation that al­lows con­sumers to pre­serve fresh­ness and aro­mas. Quintino’s Djava def­i­nitely sees this as the fu­ture of cof­fee pack­ag­ing around the world. “In-Sea­son Cof­fee” re­lies on roast­ing fresh green beans from the most re­cent har­vests, as­sur­ing that the Ara­bica cof­fee’s true char­ac­ter shines.

This year, the com­pany is in­tro­duc­ing In­done­sia’s first pre­mium tea bag known as Quintino’s Qtea. Tar­quinio ad­mits he had been long­ing for tra­di­tional English-Break­fast-style tea; the way tea bags used to taste 30 years ago.

Of­ten­times, tea in su­per­mar­kets is sold cheaply in In­done­sia, but Tar­quinio laments the flavours. He was de­ter­mined to show cus­tomers the true taste of high qual­ity tea, and was in­spired to make a pre­mium sin­gle-ori­gin tea bag. Tar­quinio states, “The point is to go back to the orig­i­nal recipe, the way it is sup­posed to be done. We use only high qual­ity pre­mium grade tea in our tea bags and put lots more in it.”

The peo­ple at Quintino’s Djava also be­lieve in “pure and nat­u­ral” tastes. Un­like many cof­fee or tea brands that of­fer dif­fer­ent kinds of fla­vors, Quintino’s Djava wants to make sure that the only taste that con­sumers will get from its prod­ucts is an unadul­ter­ated one. “We only have one fla­vor of tea as it is the nat­u­ral flavour of our sin­gle plan­ta­tion, and we strictly for­bid adding fla­vor­ings, chem­i­cals and col­or­ings,” Tar­quinio em­pha­sizes. Mak­ing its prod­ucts 100 per­cent trace­able is also at the top of Quintino Djava’s pri­or­ity, which shows the com­pany’s close re­la­tion­ship with the farm­ers who grow the com­pany’s prod­ucts. “Not all... but about half of our cof­fee is done by our own team in the grow­ing re­gion buy­ing the fruit from the farm­ers. And we han­dle the rest of the process our­selves.

So in the world of cof­fee this is quite unique, there is no one else do­ing any­thing like this.”

With ex­cep­tional in­no­va­tions and a strong de­sire to pro­mote the nat­u­ral good­ness found in ex­cep­tion­ally brewed cups, Quintino’s Djava will con­tinue to lead the way in cof­fee and tea pro­duc­tion for many years to come. Quintino’s roast­house is lo­cated at Jalan Ra­dio Dalam 99, South Jakarta. Drop in vis­i­tors are wel­come. Quintino’s cof­fee and tea prod­ucts can be pur­chased at select pre­mium su­per­mar­kets, or on-line at their web-shop or sim­ply call on +62 21 7223437, or email to: sales@quinti­nos-cof­fee.com. Our web­site is www.quinti­nos-cof­fee.com.

“We don’t mess with your morn­ing cof­fee”

Roaster Joe

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