Sulawesi PT Toarco
|Roaster Location:||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Toraja growing region, southwestern Sulawesi, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$17.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2014|
Blind Assessment: Quietly distinctive; resonant. Honey, dark chocolate, hazelnut, sweetly pungent fruit (cherimoya?) in aroma and cup. Round but juicy acidity; lively, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate sweetness dominates in a long, gently persistent finish.
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. Propeller is a relatively new Toronto-based micro-roaster with a dedication to careful selection and exceptional craft roasting of high-end coffees, the outgrowth of five years of successful business as the three-location Crema Coffee café chain. Visit www.propellercoffee.com or call 416-479-3771 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a nicely structured, resonantly balanced cup with quiet, understated aromatic drama.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2014 tasting report: Subtle Exoticism: Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea