|Roaster Location:||Ventura, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Toraja (formerly Kalossi) growing region, southwestern Celebes (now Sulawesi), Indonesia|
|Review Date:||April 2007|
Blind Assessment: A wonderfully sweet coffee whose lush character is balanced (or opposed) by a sharply musty earthiness. Taken together these tendencies read as a pungent citrus, grapefruit perhaps. Full body, very syrupy mouthfeel. Rich and very sweet in the short finish; in the long the musty tones introduce a mild astringency.
Notes: An aged coffee originating in the Toraja growing region of the Indonesian island of Celebes, now Sulawesi. Aging, usually performed in warehouses in moist conditions, intensifies the odd genius of this unorthodox origin. Moore Coffee is a roast-to-order artisan coffee roasting company with a well-developed Internet business and wholesale accounts. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy beverages ? Campari, for example ? that combine sugary sweetness with bitter herbal and citrus notes.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2007 tasting report: Sweetness and Earth: Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Timor