SULAWESI TORAJA SAPAN-MINAGA
Sulawesi Toraja Sapan-Minaga coffee is produced on the slopes of the
Sesean Mountain range which bisects north-central Toraja in southern
Sulawesi. The coffee on the eastern slope comes down through the
market town in Minanga, and that grown on the western slope comes
down through the market town of Sapan. This coffee is some of the
highest grown coffee in Sulawesi-- above 1,300 meters and up to
2,000m-- extremely high for Indonesia. Because of the higher growing
elevation, the beans tend to be more dense. This allows you to roast as
dark as you wish and retain an exceptional sweetness in the cup.
People who enjoy rich coffee with very little "bite" and a long, lingering
chocolate finish will enjoy this coffee. It is Indonesian without the
earthiness of a Sumatran . If you are looking for the highest quality in
an Indonesian coffee, and a coffee that will challenge your palate, this
is the one for you.
Roast Available: Medium
Flavor Traits: Dried plum and raisin, caramelized dark brown
sugar, black currant, bakers chocolate, black pepper and
Dominant Cup Characteristic: Complexity. Fruit, floral, spice tones.
Growing Conditions: Shade grown, hand picked sun dried.
Grown on high volcanic soils.
Hardness of the Bean: Strictly High Grown (highest), very dense.
Processing: Traditional wet-hulled (semi-dry) method