Sulawesi by Dazbog Coffee Review |
  • Dazbog Coffee

    Denver, Colorado
  • Sulawesi

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: January 2005
Origin: Toraja (also Kalosi) growing region, southwestern Sulawesi, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Lushly high-toned, remarkably complex aroma: flowers (tea-rose?), temperate fruit (pear perhaps), milk chocolate. Slumps toward a lower-key bittersweet character in the cup with only occasional glimpses of chocolate, but the giddy floral top notes persist. Slightly shallow finish.

Notes: Sulawesi coffee, grown in the mountains at the southwestern-reaching tip of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) near the port of Ujung Pandang (formerly Makassar), typically offers a more extreme version of the traditional Sumatra Mandheling cup, heavier, more pungent, more ambiguous. Dazbog is a specialty coffee company founded by two brothers who immigrated from Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad) in the old Soviet Union. The Dazbog package carries the retro bold red and black geometry of Russian Constructivist design. Visit or call 888-932-9264 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Lighter toned and less heavy than most traditional dark-roasted Sulawesis, but still pungent and complex: Sulawesi lite, but a very good one.


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