One of the most under appreciated coffees in the world, this coffee has a medium
to heavy body reminiscent of Sumatra coffee. This coffee is a cousin of Sumatra
coffee and offers a hint of vanilla with a bit of a caramel finish. It is a full
smooth coffee that is full bodied, rich with a fresh light aroma. Don’t let this
coffee foul you! Sulawesi coffee is a great coffee for coffee drinkers who like
their coffee rich but not too strong. This coffee is wonderful for the milk and
sugar coffee drinkers!
Coffee drinkers who drink this coffee enjoy:Columbia Vintage Supremo Brazil
Sumatra Lintong Ethiopia Yirgartheffe
Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes) is one of the four larger Sunda Islands of
Indonesia and is situated between Borneo and the Maluku Islands.Sulawesi (the former
Celebes) and Timor. The cultivation of coffee in Indonesia has a 300 years history;
which is closely related to the Dutch colonial rule.
Coffee has a colorful history, and has played an important part in the growth of
the country. Indonesia is blessed with an ideal geography for coffee growing. The
longitude and latitude of the country means that the island origins are all well
suited micro-climates for the growth and production of coffee. The most important
coffee producing regions are found on the Islands of Java and Sumatra. The Sulawesi
coffee comes from a mountainous region near the base of the southwestern finger of
the island, north of the port of Ujung Padang.
A bit of history of the coffee with two names from the same region of growth.
The region and the coffee, Toraja, are named after the indigenous people of the region.
The coffee is also called Kalossi, after the regional market town. Same great coffee
with two difference names. Long, long, time ago Sulawesi arabica coffee used to
be grown strictly in the mountains in the center of the island of Sulawesi. Toraja
is the mountainous area where the coffee is grown,
and Kalossi is the small town in central Sulawesi which serves as the collection
point for the coffee from that area. The coffee from this region may come from a
coffee plantation or small family coffee farms. The coffee has the a smooth, vibrant
taste and balance medium aftertaste, which makes it a good after dinner or evening
There are some who refer to the coffee as Sulawesi Taraja and some call it Sulawesi
Kalossi. There are others who still refer to it as Celebes (the old Dutch colonial
name for the island).