Sulawesi Toarco Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Toraja growing region, south-central Sulawesi, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$12.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2014|
Blind Assessment: Deep, sweet, resonant. Violet-like flowers, Brazil nut, plum, manzanita, a hint of dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Plum, flowers and nut all carry into a rich though drying 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 somewhat 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. This sample consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Allegro Coffee Roasters is a long-established specialty roaster and subsidiary of Whole Foods Market. This coffee was roasted at the new in-store boutique Allegro roastery-café located in Berkeley, California, the second such Allegro in-store roastery to open, following the first in Brooklyn, New York. Visit www.allegrocoffee.com or call 800-227-1107 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer the low-toned exotic in a round, resonant cup.