Sulawesi Coffee has a heavy body and creamy texture. This is a rare coffee grown by the very old Toraja region coffee trees on the island of Sulawesi located in Indonesia. It is also known as Celebes Kalossi Coffee because it's grown on the Island of Celebes which was the old Dutch name for the island. Many of these trees are more than 250 years old and originate before the Dutch first arrived to this island. This Sulawesi Coffee is a lighter version of the Sumatra Mandheling Coffee which is less pungent and less heavy. Limited supplies are are grown each year.
- Medium roast
- Roasted when you place your order
Sulawesi Coffee is a full bodied and sweet in taste. Complex and earthy, it is a delightful indulgence for many, especially coffee connoisseurs. Cultivated and harvested in the mountainous regions of an island in Sulawesi, it promises satisfaction and will leave you desiring for more. Try one today and embark on a delightful journey of palate. You will not regret it!
Sulawesi Coffee is One of the Best from Our Selections
The coffees produced by our company are exquisite, selected from the finest choice of beans and roasted to perfection. A connoisseur can easily distinguish quality beans and they will readily testify that the quality makes a world of difference in your coffee experience. You can be sure that the choice of Sulawesi Coffee from Volcanica Coffee is of exceptional and distinguished quality. It is one of our finest coffees from Indonesia, besides Kopi Luwak Coffee and Sumatra Mandheling Coffee.
We practice transparency in dealing with everyone, from suppliers to customers. Fair trade is our major concern besides quality of coffees. We are also proud to declare that we Rainforest Alliance Certified. It acknowledges that goods produced by our company uses forestry and farm methods that benefit earth and the people. Our farmers are paid at a fair price for their dedication and never lower. However, we never channel that price burden on customers. We continue to offer competitive and lower-than-market prices to ensure that our customers receive not only the best quality but maximum price satisfaction from their coffee purchase.
Each packaging undergoes strict quality control and sealed in a way to ensure that it arrives at your doorstep in topmost freshness. Your Sulawesi Coffees are medium roasted upon order to produce the perfect quality. We chose a light roast to retain the unique vitality of the beans and to bring out its chocolate notes. This way, we will also maintain the excellent body and mildly sweet finish of the beans. You are guaranteed of a satisfying purchase experience as you choose our coffees. Don’t compromise on quality. You won’t know what you have been missing out on until you’ve tried our range of coffees. Choose the best, today.
The Origin of Sulawesi Coffee Beans
Sulawesi Coffee is also known as Celebes Kalossi Coffee or Sulawesi Toraja Coffee. This unique and distinct coffee originates from the Sesean Mountains of Sulawesi. Celebes is mountainous island located in Sulawesi, Indonesia and largely populated by colorful indigenous people known as Toraja. Sulawesi was previously known as Celebes during the Portuguese reign and the name is still used commonly referred to today. It is a belief among the locals that their forefathers “descended onto a mountaintop from heaven long ago”. It is clear that this place is like no other. This place displays a unique culture, fascinating traditions and amazing landscapes. These qualities are common to the Sulawesi and are translated to the coffee produced from this region. This region is famously reckoned to produce the highest quality coffees. As it is available only in limited quantities per year, the Sulawesi range is highly prized and well-sought in different countries around the world.
The Growth Process of Sulawesi or Celebes Kalossi Coffee
The beans are grown in small quantities to give it a unique taste and flavor. They are not grown on commercial plots which produce mass offering but also bland-flavored beans. Instead, they are grown in backyards or small family plots. This ensures that our coffees have a distinct, vital flavor which is almost impossible to replicate. They are also cultivated and harvested the traditional way, similar to the practices of more ancient times.
The Sulawesi Coffee Flavor
Complex and earthy in taste, it is low in acidity and possesses full bodied, deep flavors. It is less rich and less heavy compared to Sumatran Coffee, but is more vibrant and lively in flavor. Sulawesi Coffee can be distinguished by its deep flavors and the distinct taste of maple-syrup in its body. While Sumatran Coffee possesses an earthy, pungent and exotic flavor; the taste of coffee from Sulawesi counterparts produces a lighter, multi-dimensional taste. The flavors uniquely reveal themselves layer by layer and what you will experience is a complex flavor beyond description of words. It also produces a mellow aftertaste, which lingers long after the coffee is gone. It is often said that to try this coffee is akin to taking on a journey- that description accurately describes what you can expect to experience on a cup of freshly brewed coffee from the Sulawesi region.
Importance of Buying Genuine Sulawesi Coffees from a Reputable Source
The range of Sulawesi coffees used to be strictly grown in the mountains. Kalossi (a small town in Sulawesi) functioned as the collection point for all the coffee from the area. However, a number of years ago a range of less superior coffees emerged from the southern part of the same region. Cultivated in Malakaji Mountains, the growing conditions offered by this area vary distinctly from the original plantation sites. Theft is also a persistent problem in this area, where ripe and unripe cherries were stripped off the trees. There is no obvious difference in physical appearance after processing but a huge difference in flavor and taste. As a result, the coffee from the lower grade beans tastes differently and there is a marked deterioration in quality compared to the original beans from Sesean Mountains. The Volcanica Sulawesi Coffee is of the highest grade.
The first picks and ripe coffee beans especially those from Toraja area are sold at higher prices, while the rest is conveniently mixed with inferior beans to be sold at much lower prices. Therefore, the market today consists of the first pick beans, as well as a range of mixture beans. To avoid the problem of wrongful purchase, ensure that you buy your Sulawesi Coffee beans from a reputable company. Only reputable companies will ensure that you receive the best beans and genuinely produced coffees.
Enjoying a cup of freshly brewed Sulawesi Coffee is a delight to many, especially coffee connoisseurs. As we strive to provide the best choices to enhance your coffee experience, we hope that no matter your flavor or taste preference, you will always choose the best quality coffees. Our coffees are sourced from the best locations around the world and will leave you desiring more. Our range of Sulawesi Coffee will satisfy those looking forward to experience full bodied flavors coupled with a distinct chocolate, syrupy taste. Delight yourself or your loved ones and order a bag today.