- About Us
For centuries, the world has known about this Eastern Archipelago. It’s a fertile land, abundant with natural resources and is so well-known for its exotic products that it became known hundreds of years ago as “the spice island.” Today Indonesia remains rich; not only in resources but in its varied cultures. The country is a paradise for visitors who never fail to marvel at the beauty of its scenery, the variety of its arts, and the warmth of its people.
Agriculture has been the traditional backbone of Indonesia’s economy. The country is a major producer of several important cash crops grown either on large estates or by smallholders. The nation is now the world’s second largest exporter of palm oil. Other significant cash crops are sugar cane, cinnamon, nutmeg, tobacco, cloves, paper, cocoa, tea, and coffee.
Blessed by good soil and abundant rainfall, Indonesia is the world’s third leading producer and exporter of coffee. Approximately ninety percent of Indonesia’s total production is Robusta, with Arabica making up the remaining ten percent
The beginning of the coffee industry in Indonesia can be traced back to the arrival of Arabica coffee on the shore of Java in 1699. Although the native farmers of Java were the first to cultivate Arabica, it soon spread throughout many provinces of Indonesia. By 1712, years of harvesting provided the first bag of Indonesian coffee to be exported to Amsterdam. Over the years, as exports have grown, so has the reputation of Java coffee.Cupping Characteristics
sweet, almond, light honey, peach nectar, tea-like, chocolate, delicate, soft
Aroma: Savory with tropical fruit
Acidity: Bright and delicate
Body: Juicy with a clean finish
Our story starts with the simple, but age old belief that people are good. This goodness multiplies when people share what they know, what they love and what they o offer. Some of our best ideas, biggest smiles and warmest moments have been shared around a great cup of coffee. In these moments, we found our Panacea.
With a passion for coffee and a dream to become a place for people to share, we opened Panacea Coffeehouse, Cafe & Roastery. Since 2002, we have become that place – a meeting place, a celebrating place and a sharing place. As we continue to live our dream, we go the way we started.
We select, roast and brew Good Coffee for Good People knowing that each cup offers the drinker a chance to find their own Panacea
Panacea Coffee Company
66 Commerce Street
Waynesville NC 28786-5738
We are located in Frog Level in historic Downtown Waynesville, North Carolina, just 30 minutes west of Asheville, NC. If you have any questions, comments, or just want to talk coffee please fill out the form below.