Flores is small by island standards, just about 360 kilometers end to end. It is in the Indonesian archipelago, between Sumbawa and Timor islands. The name Flores is an abbreviation of “Cabo de Flores”; a name used by Portuguese sailors in the 17th century to identify the cape on the eastern end of the islands because of its underwater gardens. Divided by mountain chains and volcanoes, the island populated by ethnic groups with their own traditions and languages. Flores is an Indonesian island, and as a coffee bears more resemblance to the coffees of Timor-Leste, New Guinea and Java than to the wet-hulled coffees of Sumatra… …more is one island among others that forms the political province called East Nusa Tenggara, a part of USDA is (obviously) the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA also had coffee plant breeding programs in the past and one variety they distributed to Indonesia and was… …more.
We’ve traveled through the Bajawa and Manggarai areas of Flores several times to meet the farmer cooperatives that supply us. While they are experimenting with In coffee, honey-like sweetness is often found, but we use terms such as refined honey (highly filtered and processed) as opposed to raw honey rustic honey sweetness. This… …more / Pulp natural is a hybrid method of processing coffee to transform it from the tree fruit to a green bean, ready for export. Specifically, it involves the removal… …more coffees and other processes, we like the wet-process Flores Flavor Profile implies a graphical impression of a particular coffee, whether it be an artistic portrait or data graph of the perception of flavor compounds. In the case… …more most. The farmers are increasingly focused on better picking and The removal of the cherry and parchment from the coffee seed.: Coffee is either wet-processed (also called washed or wet-milled) or dry-processed (also called wild, natural or natural… …more, resulting in ever increasing cup quality! It has the potential to be a clean, sweet cup, with good syrupy Associated with and sensed by mouthfeel, body is sense of weight and thickness of the brew, caused by the percentage of soluble solids in the cup, including all… …more, and a clean taste overall.
Predominantly Catholic, the people of Flores is an Indonesian island, and as a coffee bears more resemblance to the coffees of Timor-Leste, New Guinea and Java than to the wet-hulled coffees of Sumatra… …more have retained several aspects of the Portuguese culture, such as the Easter parade held annually at Larantuka, and the Royal Regalia of the former King of Sikka. The coffee areas are modest in altitude.
The highest peak is just 1736 meters above sea level (Meters Above Sea Level … altitude that is…: Meters Above Sea Level, altitude that is… …more). Much coffee comes from areas around 1000 -1200 meters. The milling tradition is wet-process, so this coffee bears some resemblance to the coffees of Timor-Leste, and There are several types of Abyssinia, but they are not from Ethiopia but rather Indonesia. Abyssinia 3 = AB3. PJS Cramer, a Dutch plant researcher, introduced this variety in 1928,… …more, more than to the An uncertain term to describe a coffee processing technique somewhere between wet-process and dry-process: Semi-washed has been used, most commonly in Brazil, to describe a hybrid coffee process…. …more coffees of Indonesians are available as a unique wet-hulled or dry-hulled (washed) coffees. Giling Basah is the name for the wet-hulling process in Bahasa language, and will have more body… …more and Sulawesi coffees are low-acid with great body and that deep, brooding cup profile akin to Sumatra. The coffee is sometimes known as Celebes, which was the Dutch colonial… …more.
But there are historically some issues with the The removal of the cherry and parchment from the coffee seed.: Coffee is either wet-processed (also called washed or wet-milled) or dry-processed (also called wild, natural or natural… …more practices used here, and consistency of the lots. Coffee might be picked on day, but not immediately processed until 1 or 2 days later. This results in off, A defect flavor, a fruit quality in a coffee that is excessively ripe, toward rotten. This often takes the form of vinegar-like aroma and flavor. Fermenty or vinegar… …more flavors. The farmers also As an aroma or flavor in coffee, ferment is a defect taste, resulting from bad processing or other factors. Ferment is the sour, often vinegar-like, that results from… …more coffee in inconsistent batches on an irregular basis, not a bad thing in itself if it was only done to the same standards each time.
Fermenting times depend on temperature, in some cold, high-altitude locations 36 hours is needed, whereas lower, hotter climates can require just 8-12 hours. Flores can be quite warm, yet they ferment coffee sometimes for 3-4 days! This also results in off In some coffee taster’s lexicon, “fruity” means the coffee is tainted with fruit, and “fruited” means a coffee is graced by positive fruit notes. We don’t exactly see… …more notes.
But on the cooperative level there has been much more training in better processing methods in recent years, a focus on quality. Now we do consistently find good batches of coffee from Flores, and we are working with a group who provides farmer training in hopes of better quality processing, and more consistent quality.
Before the Asian Tsunami of Dec. 2004, there was a smaller but no less devastating one off of Flores is an Indonesian island, and as a coffee bears more resemblance to the coffees of Timor-Leste, New Guinea and Java than to the wet-hulled coffees of Sumatra… …more. An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred just off the north coast of the eastern part of Flores Island on December 12, 1992. This shock was felt on the island of Coffee from the Indonesian island of Bali was formerly sold mainly to the Japanese market. Perhaps it is the changing face of world economics that finds the first… …more, 700 km to the west. It set off a series of tsunamis, which arrived on the shores of Flores as shortly as two minutes after the initial shock, and which reached every part of the north shore within five minutes. The epicenter was located approximately 35 km NW of Maumere, which is the largest city on the island. 1690 people were killed and 18,000 homes were destroyed.