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Flores - Organic, Rainforest Alliance

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Flores - Organic, Rainforest Alliance


Flores Organic RFA FAMASA Fully Washed - medium roast, notes of orange, caramel, malt, and tamarind.

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Flavor Profile: Notes of orange, caramel, malt, and tamarind

GrowerFAMASA Cooperative

VarietyCatimor, S795, and Typica

Region: Ngada Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Flores, Indonesia

Harvest: May - October

Altitude: 1,300 – 1,600 meters

Soil: Volcanic loam

Process: Fully washed after depulping and fermenting for 24 - 33 hours, then dried on raised beds in the sun.

Certifications: Organic, Rainforest Alliance

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms located on the slopes of the Inerie volcano in the Ngada regency of Flores, one of the big islands in the Lesser Sunda archipelago of Indonesia. This growing farmer group organized around the FAMASA cooperative has pooled resources to improve upon processing coffee, and for this lot have employed fully washed techniques. After pulping the coffee is fermented for 24 - 33 hours and then dried in the sun.

This lot is a blend of common cultivars in Indonesia, including the Typica heirloom variety, the disease resistant Catimor hybrid, and the S-type (“S” stands for “selection”) variety originally developed in India. Often referred to in Indonesia as “Linie S,” this designation most frequently refers to S-795, aka Jember, a Typica variant that contains some genetic markers from Arabica’s oddball cousin, Coffea Liberica.

While coffees from Flores are most frequently wet-hulled, as is the custom throughout the Indonesian islands, this particular batch was fully washed after an extended fermentation period and then dried on raised beds. The result is a coffee that straddles the line between Pacific Island and Latin American coffees both in flavor and physique. High density, moderate moisture numbers (particularly for Flores), and large screen size among the unique characteristics of this twist on a classic.