Static Indonesia Toarco Sulawesi
|Roaster Location:||Chino, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Toraja growing region, south-central Sulawesi, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2018|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, sweetly savory. Butterscotch, mesquite, cocoa powder, cooked acorn squash, fine musk in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is carried, both short and long, by notes of cocoa and rich aromatic wood.
Notes: Toarco (TOraja ARabica COffee) is a coffee project in the famous Sulawesi coffee growing region of Toraja developed and financed by Japan’s Key Coffee Company and its Indonesian partners. Toarco coffees are processed by variants of the orthodox wet or washed method, giving them a brighter and cleaner profile than Sulawesi coffees processed by the locally traditional wet-hulling method. Until recently Toarco sold its entire production to the Japanese market, making this coffee rare in the United States. Espresso Republic, founded in 2010, specializes in sourcing quality coffees and roasting them in small batches for both retail and wholesale customers. Visit www.espressorepublic.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A sweet, richly savory Sulawesi cup with a cocoa and mesquite throughline nuanced by butterscotch and fine musk.