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Green Stone Coffee

Indonesia Flores Island

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Origin: Flores Island, Indonesia

Roast: Light

Est. Price: NT $500/225 grams

Review Date: April 2018

Agtron: 60/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp, richly sweet-savory. Maple syrup, gardenia-like flowers, fresh humus, pomegranate, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet in structure, with savory undertones; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish is driven by gardenia-like florals and sweet earth tones in the short, baker’s chocolate and tart fruit in the long.

Notes:

Produced by Lambertus Siba Hurek entirely of the Typica variety of Arabica and processed by the Indonesia wet-hulled method. 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. Green Stone Coffee is a woman-owned artisan roastery in Taipei, founded in 2016 and specializing in sourcing distinctive coffees that express their individual terroirs. Visit http://www.greenstone-coffee.com.tw/en/info.html for more information.

The Bottom Line: A crisp Indonesia cup from the emerging Flores Island coffee growing region: delicate, with a throughline of tart fruit and sweet earth.

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