Celebes Toraja Kalosi 2009-2010


Bean name Celebes Toraja Kalosi 2009-2010
Country Indonesia


We have stocked Kalosi since Has Bean first started. It's a very important bean to us as a component of our espresso blend and a great single origin. The problem finding good Kalosi is that Indonesia is one of the world's biggest coffee producing nations - ranked fourth behind Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam - but much of it is poor grade Arabica or even worse, Robusta. So it's more important than normal to keep checking the quality regularly. We received some pre-shipping samples of this one a while back which we enjoyed, then once the stock arrived it blew me away.

Typically you get earth tones in what can be quite a dirty cup. These classic tastes still there but the awesome preparation of the green means it's not quite as harsh and not quite as full on as I've found in the past. This coffee still has a real kick that hard to find anywhere else, and the caffeine boot, but now with the new clarity it has caramel and rich syrupy tones as well. This is new crop Kalosi, and our importer has pulled another rabbit from the hat. We enjoyed last year,s Kalosi, we are loving this one.

Cupping notes

Clean cup 5/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 87

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