Our Sulawesi w/ Palu Relief offering is not only one of the best tasting Indonesian coffees we’ve ever had.
Region: Sapan, Toraja Utara Regency, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Type: Single Origin Arabika
Proccess: Giling Basah
Altitude: 1400m - 1900m
Tasting Notes: Molasses, Cedar Wood, Peat Moss coupled with Plum and Black Cherries.
Suggested Preparation: French Press, Drip, Pour Over
This is a very special bag of coffee
Our coffee roaster first visited Sulawesi in 2010 and their exposure to this unique culture was burnt into their memory.
The coffee farms of Sulawesi have been producing rich tasting arabica coffees for hundreds of years. The processing on the island of specialty coffee is highly detailed and adds clarity and brightness to the drinking experience.
Sulawesi is geologically far older than the rest of the Indonesia with complex geography that includes thousand-foot rock walls exploding vertically out of rice paddy fields and capped in perpetual mist.
This roast is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Toraja Coffee Growers Cooperative located in the central mountain region of the Sulawesi Island (formerly known as Celebes). Coffee is grown in this geographic wonderland at some of the highest growing elevations in all of Indonesia. The Toraja people who grow the coffee are an indigenous group with a traditional village lifestyle that includes houses resembling boats and animist rituals called aluk to dolo (the way of the ancestors) that are reminiscent of Santeria. In recent years the Toraja Coffee Growers Cooperative has been collaborating with an NGO called VECO, which is dedicated to improving farmer access to better agricultural practices for quality coffee production and improving coffee farm infrastructure. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and is strengthening farmers’ livelihoods.