Coffee Review - Bajawa Flores Indonesia by Cafe Virtuoso
  • Cafe Virtuoso

    San Diego, California
  • Bajawa Flores Indonesia

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2013
Origin: Island of Flores, Indonesia. Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Sweetly crisp, unusual and striking flavor and aroma. Pecan, chocolate, black-cherry-like fruit in aroma and cup, moist pipe tobacco in aroma. Quiet but lively acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates and sweetness persists in a balanced finish.

Notes: Certified organically grown and Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning this coffee was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Flores is an island in Indonesia, part of a chain of islands that extends east of Java and Bali. With a recent focus on quality and assistance from international aid groups, Flores is beginning to create a name for itself in specialty coffee circles. Café Virtuoso is a small-batch coffee roaster that strives to procure, roast and deliver the best quality coffee in San Diego. Visit or call 619-550-1830 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the more refined style of Sumatras may find this coffee interesting and appealing, as will those who enjoy beverages that combine great natural sweetness with a crisp, dry mouthfeel.


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