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is so much appreciated in the market. The coffee next passes through the hands of the sorter and is then packed in strong bales ready for export. It is sometimes stored before baling, as this strengthens the quality of well-prepared coffee. Very few of the estates prepare the beans by grinding, etc., but simply sell the beans in bales containing one picul of coffee (6i'y6 kilos).
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Coffee (Robusta) in Bloom.
Very many kinds of plants have been introduced into Java, but the Liberia variety seems the one most favored. The bulk of the coffee is still shipped to Holland, owing, probably, to the fact that it enters that country free of duty.
Sindanglaya lies to the north-east of Soekaboemi, on the heights of the Gedeh range of mountains. The climate, owing to the height above
sea level (3479 feet) is very cool and SINDANGLAYA. healthy and a pleasant time may be
passed in this beautiful hill resort. An excellent sanatorium is situated here, and visitors will find every convenience for their comfort at moderate charges. To reach Sindanglaya two routes are open, the first, by rail from Buitenzorg to a small station, Tjiandoer, on the main line and then per car or carriage along a well made mountain road; or, by native trap direct from Buitenzorg over the Poentjak Pass. This route, although it entails five hours in a small trap drawn by sturdy mountain ponies, is much to be preferred. Leaving Buitenzorg early in the morning one enjoys the splendid scenery en route. Distant views of picturesque kampongs, fertile valleys with their ever-attendant rice fields gleaming brightly in the morning sun, and the wild grandeur of the majestic mountains amply repays one for the extra