A sweet-savory S795 hybrid varietal returns for a 5th year
Complex and wild coffee ideal for single cup or French press
Typically Full-bodied, earthy coffees come from Indonesia, and this Sulawesi Toarco takes a sweet, fruit- filled twist. Already from a highly-respected processing mill called PT Toarco Jaya, this specific lot is processed to be the highest grade - AA. They achieve this through meticulously sorting and by using washed process, instead of the traditional Sumatran, wet-hulling process.
South Sulawesi's Tana Toraja Regency is home to a famous, progressive collaboration known as PT Toarco Jaya, which launched in 1976 to increase specialty knowledge and production in the region. Toarco's efforts have paid off, as evidenced by small-holder producers from the surrounding mountains picking and pulping ripe, S795 (disease-resistant Typica + Liberica hybrid) berries by hand, before quickly delivering the wet parchment coffee to one of Toarco's four nearby wet mills. These high-moisture parchment-covered seeds are then dried using mechanical vertical and horizontal dryers, which help maintain a clean, uniform, and efficient 72-hour process.
Unlike the typical earthy character of Indonesian coffees, this washed lot registers as sweet, clean, and even lightly fruity. Rich toffee and sage dominate the complex cup, and is complemented by subtle fruit notes of fig and blackberry. With a 1:16 brew ratio, 206-208℉ brew water, a medium-coarse grind, aim for a 3.5-4 minute pour over.