This coffee is sourced from family owned farms located on the slopes of the Inerie volcano in the Ngada regency of Flores, one of the big islands in the Lesser Sunda archipelago of Indonesia. Over the last decade, a growing number of farmer groups have pooled resources to improve upon processing coffee using wet-hulling techniques (called “Ngura” in the Bajawan language) similar to those found in Sumatra. Attention to detail is exquisite, reflected in the ripe cherry selection, raised bed drying, and hand sorting done three times before export.
Varieties: Catimor, S795, Timor Hybrid, and Typica
Altitude: 1752 masl
Tasting Notes: A cool and slightly different spin from an Indonesian Sumatra but right along the same taste profile. Low acidity with a fuller body and mostly darker toned. Very clean compared to most Sumatra coffees, if you roast it before 2nd crack you can notice a little hint of acidity and a slight soft fruit tone but it is pretty faint. Chocolaty, smoky, earthy (in a good contrast) and thick. Good as a single origin drinker for an Indo fan, very clean prep and a classic and clean Indo profile, or good for a blend component to raise body and give darker toned contrast.
Roasting Notes: Medium to dark roast coffee will serve this guy the best – try for a quicker roast to retain a little more crisp semi-sweet tones. Easy to roast for an Indo, clean screen and nice bean sort.