Cupping notes 12/3

Sulawesi Toraja Grade 1:  Aroma – some floral, potpourri, very very mild mustard spice.  Flavor – Traditional Indonesian notes of cedar woody, mild mushroom, but with hints of light citrus, cardamon spice, and light fruity notes of ripe red apples or berries.  Also notes of brown sugar sweetness. Finish – Very balanced mouthfeel, drys out some, but a great overall cup. This coffee has performed really well for us as a drip coffee, and the great body comes through.

Origin: Indonesia,
Region: Sulawesi Toraja Land,
Varietal – Sumatra Typica
Altitude: 1,000m-1,400m
Processing: Dry-processed

After Bali and Java, the third most popular destination in Indonesia is Sulawesi. This island is just one hour flight from Bali. From Ujung Pandang (Makassar) the land route takes about 7 hours to get into Toraja Land. Sulawesi (or Celebes) has an area of 174.600, the island has a distinctive shape, dominated by four large peninsulas, the central part of the island is ruggedly mountainous. In this rugged area are the lands of Toraja: Tana Toraja. Rantepao and Makale are the bases for excursions in Torajaland. The Toraja has preserved part of theirs culture until this days, the traditional houses or Tongkonan are of exceptional beauty, they are raised on piles and topped with massive roof.

FTO Guatemala Huehuetenango CODECH Cooperative: Aroma – Dark chocolate, mint and anise. Flavor – Lemon citrus,  blueberries, bergamont, black licorice, slight dark molasses and baked bread quality. Finish – Minty effervescence, and citrus on the finish.  Smooth and full bodied. Notes – This reminds us of an Ethiopian Yirga-Cheffe with its fruity, yet very floral, complex cup qualities, we are sure you will enjoy it!

Origin Guatemala
Region Huehuetenango
Farm CODECH Coop
Varietal Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Pache
Altitude 1200 to 1800 m
Proc. Method Washed

Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo de Concepción Huista (CODECH)is composed of four coffee producing organizations: Bitenam, Coop. Axolá, Asoc. ADIPY, and ADINTHEC, and is also involved with a Teachers and Womens Counsel.

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~ by The Espresso Lounge on December 3, 2009.

One Response to “Cupping notes 12/3”

  1. A quick shout out to Steve…..Hey Bro!

    Have a great New Year,

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