At the end of 1999, the two managing directors Peter Fellinger and Markus Hartinger sat together over a cup of cappuccino in their favorite coffee shop „kaffee & mehr“ at the Viktualienmarkt. In search of an appropriate name for their new company, they leafed through a coffee manual. In the book, the name “jambit” was mentioned: It was stated that it was the best coffee plantation on the Indonesian island of Java. The name included "IT ", no similar entries were registered in search engines, domains were available – it was a done deal!
Of course, they were intrigued by the idea of actually tasting this legendary coffee. The search for the plantation turned out to be quite difficult, and only the information provided by a travel guide about Indonesia that also "Jampit" or even "Djampit" were correct phonetic transcriptions in the Indonesian language led them to the legendary volcanic plateau on the isle of Java.
Since that time, original, unblended coffee has been regularly imported from the Jampit plantation to be freshly roasted by hand in Munich especially for jambit.