Alpen Sierra Coffee
Celebes Toraja Kalossi
|South Lake Tahoe, California
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.
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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This review originally appeared in the March, 2001 tasting report: Sulawesi Coffees, a Cup on the Wild Side