- August - October
Indonesia Sulawesi Toraja G1 TP Wet Hulled 2022
Sulawesi Green Coffee Beans
Sulawesi is one of the main islands in Indonesia, where the Dutch East Indies Trading Company introduced coffee in the 1700s. Back then, the island was known by its Dutch colonial name of Celebes, which is why coffee from Sulawesi is sometimes referred to as Celebes coffee.
The heart of Sulawesi coffee production is in the highlands of Tana Toraja, where mountain slopes reaching elevations of up to 2000 meters are home to predominately smallholder farmers. The soil is mildly acidic, and temperatures fluctuate greatly between day and night, with a wet and humid microclimate. Much of the coffee is grown wildly, conveniently planted wherever trees can fit and is distinguished by its full-bodied richness and earthiness.
The S-795 cultivar, also known as Jember, is one of the earliest varietals to show resistance to leaf rust, a plant disease that caused a devastating epidemic in Indonesia in the late 19th century. It’s also known for its sweetness. This Sulawesi green coffee features flavorful notes of pipe tobacco, elderberry, and dried plum coupled with a mild acidity for a deeply satisfying cup profile.
Indonesia Green Coffee Beans
The coffee industry in Indonesia has a 400-year-old history. It began with smuggled seeds from Yemen and early cultivation on the island of Java by Dutch colonists. However, after the leaf rust outbreak, many plantations switched over to the disease-resistant Robusta species.
Today, Indonesia is the fourth biggest producer of coffee in the world, and 90% of that volume is grown by smallholder farmers – as opposed to large estates. Coffee is traditionally wet hulled (Giling Basah), which gives Indonesian green coffee beans their distinctive rich, intense flavor profile.
Region Tana Toraja, Sulawesi
Wet Hulled (Giling Basah)
August - October