Orleans Coffee Exchange
|Roaster Location:||Kenner, Louisiana|
|Coffee Origin:||Island of Flores, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||February 2010|
Blind Assessment: Rich, deep, sweetly pungent. Earth notes dominate in the cup, but a foresty, rather smoky dark chocolate emerges in both aroma and cup, complicated by hints or raisiny fruit. Full mouthfeel, roundly muted acidity, impressively long finish resonating with earthy chocolate notes.
Notes: 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. Founded in 1983, Orleans Coffee Exchange is a quality-oriented wholesale roaster that supplies coffee to many New Orleans coffee houses, restaurants and hotels. It survived the Katrina crisis through the passion and dedication of its owners and the loyalty of its customers, and continues to roast outstanding and distinctive coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of the earthy richness of the more familiar Sumatra profile should enjoy this variation on the style.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2010 tasting report: Coffees of Sulawesi, Bali, Java, Flores, East Timor