Flores Bajawa Ngura "Komodo Dragon" RFA

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Region: Island Oceania, Indonesia

Roast: Medium

Cupping notes: Black pepper, Cedar, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, and Herbal, Peat, Bittersweet Dark Chocolate, 2 cuppings!!

Elevation: 1220 to 1524 meters

Varietals: Catimor,Timor Hybrids,Typica

Milling Process: Wet Hulled

Drying Process: Patio and solar dried machine

Harvest Start Month: May

Harvest End Month: October

The island of Flores was first discovered by the Portuguese in the early 15th century. The Ngada district is where most coffee is grown, located on the slopes of the Inerie Volcano. Within Ngada, coffee is grown on an estimated 6000 hectares of which 90% is Arabica coffee. Coffee tree varieties include a high percentage of S795 Flores, Typica, Catimor and Timor hybrids with shade trees such as Bamboo and Juria varietal. All coffee is grown and processed by a cooperative organized by the farmers. There are now 12 different coops in Bajawa all working together, to produce wonderful coffee with smooth body and overwhelming, syrupy chocolate flavors.

Flores (or Flower) Island is 360 miles long, and is located 200 miles to the east of Bali. The terrain of Flores is rugged, with numerous active and inactive volcanoes. Ash from these volcanoes has created especially fertile Andosols, ideal for coffee production. Arabica coffee is grown at 1,200 to 1,800 meters on hillsides and plateaus. Most of the production is grown under shade trees and wet processed at farm level. Coffee from Flores is known for sweet chocolate, floral and woody notes. A traditional style of processing, known as pulped natural, where parchment coffee is dried in its mucilage without fermentation, produces a floral coffee that has been found to be highly sought after by some buyers.

Acidity: Low

Body: Very High

Sweetness: Low

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Happy to find Flores Bajawa!

I was glad to find this coffee after finding out my local coffee purveyor only receives it once a year. Fast shipping and great coffee; Thanks!