My import agent in New York has been after me for a couple years to try this coffee from Flores. I always balked, due to lack of name recognition. Would it sell if it wasn't well-known? I decided to take a chance, and I'm glad I did. I can highly recommend this Indonesian coffee for its combination of floral, spicy, and earthy tones, with a sweet chocolate finish. With a darker roast, it brings out more body and even more chocolate. It comes from a beautiful, rugged part of the world with one of the most fertile volcanic ash soils (Andisol). A cooperative of seven small farmer groups joined together, and with the help of a generous grant, improved their production practices to produce an exceptional coffee.
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Other origins, in brief...
BALI - A perennial favorite Indonesian: smooth, syrupy, vanilla, black licorice, bold
BURUNDI - Notes of berry, tangerine, cinnamon, chocolate; from a country still recovering from civil war, coffee has been key to the rebuilding process
COLOMBIA - This Santa Barbara is some of the most consistently good Colombian origins I've had: round, full, with chocolate, citrus, sweet
COSTA RICA - The Tarrazu region of Costa Rica is the best of the best; well-balanced with a honey sweetness, floral elements, juicy texture, and notes of ripe citrus, berry, and plum
JAVA - Taman Dadar small-holder estate: mild acidity, syrupy body, clean but complex, rich in character with chocolate and walnut notes
NICARAGUA - From the multi-award-winning Dipilto region: smooth body, strong chocolate and nutty, topped off with buttery walnut notes
PERU - La Florida: smooth, well-rounded, medium acidity and balanced body, milk chocolate start with creamy lemon tones and a clean finish.
RWANDA - from an innovative coop: sweet citrus acidity, full body, excellent balance, lemon, lime, and peach notes
TIMOR - The "Café Cooperativa" is doing amazing things for their community: medium acidity and body, clean, dark chocolate and caramel notes
I am an avid home coffee-roasting hobbyist. I am always in search of high-quality, socially-responsible, and environmentally-sustainable green coffee beans for a good price. I found the best way to do this is to nurture relationships with importers who care as much about ethical coffee as I do, and then rely on their expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of coffee farms around the world. I developed this website to share the coffee and knowledge I have gained in the search. My prices are good, because I'm not in it for the money. This isn't my day job. Coffee is my hobby. It gives me great satisfaction to help other home-roasters get outstanding coffee for a reasonable price.
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