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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is www.quintinos-coffee.com.
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