Indonesia Flores "Blue Dragon"

Perhaps the poorest island of Indonesia, Flores is a small Indonesian island located about 200 miles to the east of Bali, and is northwest of Timor. The island is one of the few places on earth where Komodo dragons can be found in the wild and is part of the Komodo national park.

The bean itself is deep dark greenish-blue similar to Sumatrans, as it is processed the same semi-washed way. Up until recently, coffee from Flores has bee inconsistent. However, the desire to produce quality coffee has become contagious and the coops share information aimed at further improvement. Within just a few short years coffee from Flores has become a truly viable product in world trade.

The aroma carries a thick pungency with cocoa notes and a slight berry along the edges. On the pour, the aroma is more muted and is smooth and gentle. The contrast between the bean aroma and the pour aroma is drastic. The berry is more pronounced on the pour than on the bean, and there is a burnt aroma that is rather smoky and earthy, which was not present on the actual bean.

Cupping Notes: The aroma carries a thick pungency with cocoa notes and a slight berry along the edges. This slight berry note is more pronounced in the cup, as the aroma is more muted, smooth and gentle. Full body. Clean cup.

Roasting Notes: Anywhere from medium to dark roast.

Note: these are unroasted green coffee beans