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At East Java & Co we believe that food should taste great and be healthy. That's why we use the best quality natural and organic ingredients to make our products.
- GOOD HONEST FOOD -
We use traditional farmhouse recipes and methods and avoid chemical additives that are routinely used in industrialised food production. As a result our products are tastier and healthier.
We call it - Good Honest Food - Simple products made from the freshest and highest quality ingredients sourced directly from farmers that use sustainable farming techniques. We believe that eating well is key to a happy life.
Selamat Makan - Bon Appétit!
ORGANIC SINGLE ORIGIN
FROM ACROSS THE ARCHIPELAGO
- ● ⚐ East Java & Co - Single Origin
- ★ Historic Events
- SPICE TRADING ROUTES:
The Hindu-Buddhist kingdom of Srivijaya was the first unified kingdom to rule and dominate much of the Indonesian archipelago. From its powerbase in Palembang in Sumatra, the maritime kingdom controlled the Malacca Strait and the lucrative spice trade with the China and India from the 7th to the 13th century.
With the declining influence of the Srivijayan Kingdom came the rise of the Majapahit Empire, founded in 1293 after the defeat of the Melayu Kingdom and fighting off a Mongol invasion. At its peak, under the ruler Hayam Wuruk (1350-89), the Empire expanded across Java and gained control over much of present-day Indonesia as well as the Malay peninsula through military might.
MEDIEVAL TRADING ROUTES
Until the late 15th century Indonesian spices made their way to Europe via China, India, the Red Sea and the Levant facilitated by Arab traders and the Ottoman Empire allowing the merchants of Constantinople and Venice to amass vast fortunes. This all changed in the European Age of Discovery during which ground-breaking new maritime routes were established, spearheaded by Vasco da Gama in 1498.
VASCO DA GAMA
After a journey of almost a year, Vasco da Gama arrives in Calicut, India in May of 1498. He is the first European to establish a sea route to India and thereby connecting the West with the Orient. In 1511, the Portuguese conquer the Sultanate of Malacca and take control of the strategically important Malacca Strait before sailing east and establishing direct trade links with the Indonesian Spice Islands.
Our Organic Certifications:
WE 💚 ORGANIC
We use the best quality natural and organic ingredients to make our products. We don't use any artificial additives and preservatives. As a result our products are tastier and healthier.
We believe in the importance of environmentally sustainable farming. We work with producers that apply sustainable organic farming techniques. Organic production means better produce and less damage to ecosystems.
SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS
We work directly with local farmers to source our ingredients. These farmers are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and proud of their produce and that translates into healthy and tasty products.
RESPECT THE PRODUCE
We make good simple products using traditional farmhouse recipes and methods. To conserve most of nature’s goodness we believe it is important to respect and not over-process the ingredients.