Region: Island Oceania, Indonesia
Cupping Notes:Prune, raisin, melon, semi sweet chocolate, heavy body
This is a Grade 1 wet hulled coffee from Sulawesi cultivated in the Mamasa valley in the western province of Sulawesi.
Grown at heights of 1300-1850 masl, this coffee is grown in warm temperatures ranging between 19 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius, with annual rainfall of 3000-3700 mm. This lots consists of the varietals S795 and Typica.
The Indonesian island of Sulawesi, formerly called the Celebes, lies to the north of Flores. The primary region for high altitude Arabica production covers the Toraja highlands, and the district of Enrekang to its south, where coffee is commonly traded through the town of Kalosi, which is a well-known brand of specialty coffee. The regions of Mamasa (to the west of Toraja) and Gowa (further to the south near Makassar), also produce Arabica, although they are less well known.
Sulawesi coffees are clean and sound in the cup. They generally display nutty or warm spice notes, like cinnamon or cardamom. Hints of black pepper are sometimes found. Their sweetness, as with most Indonesian coffees, is closely related to the body of the coffee. The after-taste coats the palate on the finish and is smooth and soft.
Most of Sulawesi's coffee is grown by smallholders, with about 5% coming from seven larger estates. The people of Tana Toraja build distinctively shaped houses and maintain ancient and complex rituals related to death and the afterlife. This respect for tradition is also found in way that small-holders process their coffee. Sulawesi farmers use a unique process called "giling basah" (wet hulling).
|BAG TYPE||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
|COFFEE GRADE||IDN CA WA SUL WH|