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Flores, Manggarai

Flores, Indonesia

The highest peak in Flores is just over 1700 masl, and most coffee production is concentrated in the 1000-1300 masl range by intercropping smallholder producers. Wet-hulled processing, like Sumatra, has been a common practice, but a rising number of cooperatives and producers are applying higher-quality processes to their coffees. Today, Washed Processing is the most common practice by far, but Flores’ specialty coffee is predominantly grown above 1400 meters in the Manggarai region, with varieties like Kartika and Yellow Caturra.

Size

Grind Size

Bean Origins

Flores is within the eastern half of the Indonesian chain. Its mountainous landscape is made up of active and inactive volcanoes surrounded by plains of rice fields. Portuguese traders and missionaries were the first Europeans to come to Flores in the early 16th century, naming the island Cabo de Flores, or Cape of Flowers. The Portuguese left their imprint on the people, who came to speak Portuguese and practice Catholicism to this day, but many still hold to traditional animist religions. In 1854, Portugal ceded its historical claims on Flores, and the island became part of the Dutch East Indies territory. The Dutch dispersed coffee throughout Indonesia, discovering where it could grow commercially. Other islands were far more productive, making Flores one of the newest Indonesian origins to export coffee.

Flavor Notes

Guava

Citrus

Fruit-Like Sweetness

Region

Flores, Indonesia

Farm

Tuang Coffee

Method

Washed

Varietal

Kartika, Timor Hybrid, Caturra

MASL

1300-1700

Brew as you like, but our roasting team suggests:

Simple AeroPress Recipe

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