The Dutch brought coffee plants to Indonesia in the 17th Century. Since then Coffee has been both an export commodity and a daily beverage for the local Indonesian people. Coffee is grown in the fertile soil in mainly three islands, Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi. Sumatra coffee is strong and rich, with chocolaty and nutty flavors. Java, Bali, and other islands towards Papua have more floral and clean profiles. Indonesian farmers have been improving in harvest timing and processing, making the Indonesian beans stand out in the international market.