Topeca Coffee Roasters
Sulawesi Toarco Jaya
|Toraja growing region, south-central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Tartly sweet, pungent, complex. Halvah-like honey and nut, plum, suggestions of pine and honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Round but vibrant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Hints of honey, nut and flowers carry into a sweet-toned, balanced finish.
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. Topéca Coffee is an artisan roaster with three café locations and a roastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Visit www.topecacoffee.com or call 918-398-8022 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy pungently sweet beverages.
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This review originally appeared in the June, 2014 tasting report: Subtle Exoticism: Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea