Celebes Toraja Kalossi by Alpen Sierra Coffee Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Alpen Sierra Coffee

    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Celebes Toraja Kalossi

Roast: NA Review Date: March 2001
Origin: Toraja/Kalossi region of southwestern Sulawesi (Celebes), Indonesia. Price: $12.95/16oz

Blind Assessment: A hint of cinnamon in the nose and cocoa in the finish, but the main pleasure here is the underlying structure: low-toned, rich, dry, balanced, and opulently, almost meatily, full-bodied.

Notes: Alpen Sierra is a mainly wholesale roaster founded in 1991 and located in the Lake Tahoe basin on the border between California and Nevada.

Who Should Drink It: If a coffee as exotic as a Sulawesi can be said to have a classic manifestation, this may be it: clean but big-bodied, rich and resonant.


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