Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia. That’s right, the Sulawesi Toraja is another Indonesian single origin in the Dancing Goat Coffee catalogue of … of coffee. Here’s something neither of us knew about Sulawesi: it’s the 11th largest island in the world. IN THE WORLD. Man, that’s big.
Anyway, Sulawesi Toraja coffee is something else. Like our other Indonesians, it’s primary feature is its earthiness. Followed closely by its dark chocolateness.
But here’s the thing – there’s mushrooms in this here coffee. Not ACTUAL mushrooms. But there’s a taste, a tone, an influence of mushroomness. That’s our story and we’re sticking with it. By gosh.
You might find the finish rather big. The Sulawesi Toraja leaves a vibrant acidic taste in your mouth. It’s bold, and might lead you to saying things like, “Well Gary, I think I’ll just have the one coffee at the moment.”
That’s if you have a friend named Gary, of course.
The point is, it’s not what you might call a session coffee. Unlike, say, the Indian Pearl Mountain, which you can guzzle to your heart’s content, the Sulawesi Toraja leaves you well sated.
By the way, it’s prepared in rather a unique way, using a technique called “giling basah” or wet hulling. This process sees the parchment that protects the green bean removed much, much earlier in the drying process than with normal drying processes. Doing this allows the bean to dry quicker than it normally would in the humid Indonesian weather. It leads to the earthy flavours typical of Indonesian coffees. Cool huh?