Sulawesi Toraja Sapan
|Roaster Location:||Brunswick, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Sulawesi, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||February 2010|
Blind Assessment: Aromatically complete, with round sweet fruitiness, earthy aromatic wood and a hint of flowers. In the cup full body and smooth mouthfeel; sweet raisiny fruit deepens to wood, earth and dark chocolate. The deeper flavor notes carry into the finish, lingering sweetly in the long.
Notes: Coffee from the Toraja region of Sulawesi, once Celebes, typically displays a wild and often earth-toned character, the result of unorthodox methods of fruit removal and drying. Wicked Joe is a micro-roaster based in Maine with a mission of providing their customers with "epic coffee ... that is kind to both the earth and to the farmers." Visit
Who Should Drink It: A balanced cup of its type, with sweet fruit complications overlaying earth and aromatic wood.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2010 tasting report: Coffees of Sulawesi, Bali, Java, Flores, East Timor