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This issue's bigup: A very clean, velvety smooth Toraja from Sulawesi. The mark on the bag says "House Of Toraja" and is the second lot that we've had in from this particular cooperative. The geek in me still needs to do a little research on the marks.
Like I said, its velvety smooth, rich and a little spicy with some interesting floral and juniper notes toward the finish. We don't roast this as dark as a Sumatra, so the bean still hangs on to those delicate notes, while keeping the syrupy earthy body that's expected of a good Indonesian coffee.
I do like to say that Sulawesi is sort of like Sumatra's scrappy little brother. This lot doesn't disappoint. If you're looking to explore the island varieties a little more, this is a good place to start.