Indonesia Flores Wolo Wio Espresso Coffee

$ 19.00$ 50.00

Full body, toasted pumpkin seed, cacao nibs, complex flavours of citrus & stone fruit.

Region: Flores
Variety: S795
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,300 – 1,550 masl

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Om Leo Suri works with members of Primavera Cooperative and trains them on proper cultivation, harvest and processing techniques. The result is excellent cherry selection and meticulous processing that makes a coffee with a full body, clean, complex flavours of citrus and stone fruit and a long finish.

The 78 member farmers live and farm in the villages of Wolo Wio, Watu Ata and Tubu Tana. Om Leo works with members and trains them on proper cultivation, harvest and processing techniques. The result is excellent cherry selection and meticulous processing that makes high quality coffee. In addition to coffee, many of farmers also grow maize, ginger, pumpkins, onions and chilies.

Ripe cherry is harvested in from morning through the early afternoon. Farmers pulp their cherry at night using small motorized or hand-cranked pulpers. The coffee is then fermented for 36 hours in plastic buckets before being washed in several changes of water until the water run clear—usually 3 to 4 changes. Parchment is dried on racks from approximately 7 days and then stored in the cooperative warehouse until it is shipped to our partner mill for further quality control, hulling, grading, and final hand-sorting preparations for export.

Flores is one of the smaller islands in the Indonesian archipelago, only 580 kms across, and is located 320 kilometers to the east of Bali. Most coffee on the island is produced at elevations of between 1200 to 1800 meters above sea level, and is generally situated on the rugged slopes of the island’s many active and inactive volcanoes. Volcanic soil helps considerably in high quality coffee production, given that the ash creates particularly fertile soils.

Production on the island is predominately shade-grown, and historically pulp-natural processing has been the norm. However, due to large scale growth in the industry, typical pulp-natural processing methods have been increasingly moving to fully washed and wet-hull methods on Flores, as cooperatively run mills are increasingly shifting to these processes.