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One of the highest grown coffees in Indonesia, Sapan-Minanga is unusually crisp, while still possessing the luxuriously rich body you expect from a Sulawesi coffee. It's like Sumatra's more refined and sophisticated friend!
Arrival Date: February 5th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity, surprisingly crisp for an Indonesian coffee
Balance & Finish: Slightly complex with a lingering, sweet woody finish
Body & Texture: Bold, rich body and syrupy texture
Flavors: Baker's chocolate, butterscotch and vanilla
Grade: Grade 1, grown at 1400-2000 masl
Processing: Wet-hulled (semi-washed), shade grown in volcanic soil, hand picked & sun dried
Varietals: Typica, Catimor, S-795
Roasting: Start with a Full City Plus (Medium Dark), or just into the second crack. If you can't hear the cracks, then roast until the beans are smooth and medium dark brown. This coffee roasts a touch unevenly, and will appear light for it's degree of roast. Try this, and then if you prefer, feel free to carry it to a Vienna roast (Dark).
Recommendation: This is one of our most popular coffees. People who enjoy rich coffee with very little "bite" and a long, lingering chocolate finish will enjoy this coffee. It is Indonesian without the earthiness of a Sumatran. The flavor can be changed substantially depending on how dark you roast it, but it will appeal to a wide audience.
Reminder: This is raw coffee. You have to roast it before brewing.
Our Review: Formerly known as Celebes, the island of Sulawesi is home to some of the highest (if not the highest) grown coffee in Indonesia. Nearly all of the coffee from this island comes from the southern region of Toraja which is bisected by the Sesean Mountains. Historically, coffee grown on the east side of the mountains ends up in the market town of Minanga, while coffee grown on the west side usually ends up in Sapan. Recently, however, much of the Sulawesi coffee we've been getting is chosen from the best crops from both markets, indicated with the name "Sapan-Minanga." In any case, this extremely high grown coffee (up to 2,000 masl) results in some of the cleanest and smoothest coffee you'll find in Indonesia. So if you like all the syrupy body and low acidity of Indonesian coffee but aren't a big fan of all the complex earthiness, Sulawesi coffee is for you! This very dense coffee also stands up to dark roasting quite well and even into Vienna roasts, you can still taste much of the origin character.
This years crop does not disappoint! It retains the low acidity you expect from Indonesian coffee while having just the slightest sense of crisp front end when compared to its neighbors. This is representative of it's higher grown character. It's also very clean and less complex than Sumatra or Java which still having that baker's chocolate sweetness and slight bitterness. The syrupy texture is accompanied by a huge body and you'll also note pleasant woody flavors including cedar and the classic black licorice candy. This coffee remains the cleanest Indonesian coffee and is great for folks who tend to be chased off by Sumatra's supremely complex earthiness.
If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.
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The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.
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We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.
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