Growing region: Island of Sulawesi
Growing Altitude: 1,000-1,500 m.a.s.l.
Preparation: giling basah which is a special semi-washed method unique to Indonesia
Coffee production started by the Dutch East India Company in the late 17th century, with coffee seed brought from Malabar in India. Coffee production was very successful and Indonesia became a global player in the coffee word.
The coffees from Indonesia has a very distinctive character due to the post-harvest process (giling basah). The hybrid process combines an element of washed and natural processes called semi-washed process. This method is dramatically reducing the natural acidity of the coffee and increasing its body, creating a softer, rounder, heavy-bodied cup of coffee. These flavour notes are unique to Indonesia and it is in high demand all over the world.