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Sulawesi Washed Jaya Estate


9 pounds 5 pounds 3 pounds
-$0.40 -$0.30 -$0.15
So here's a first for me.  A washed process Sulawesi.  Most Sulawesi coffees are wet-hulled, meaning the fruit has been soaked in water, giving them that spicy character.  This one was washed at a washing mill.  It's like the Aceh Gold of Sumatra -- you wash the bean instead of wet-hulling it and now you have a full bodied indonesian with acidity, fruit flavors, and no earthiness.  It's best as a medium roast, shy of the 2nd cracks beginning. 
In addition to the unusual processing method, it is a microlot, farm specific to the Jaya Estate, organic certified, and extremely well sorted, with only the largest beans.
There is a thorough writeup on the importers site, with roasting graphs, tasting notes, brewing suggestions, more information about the bean and farm, and more.  You can read all about it here https://www.royalcoffee.com/crown-analysis-cj1071-sulawesi-toarco-jaya-estate-fully-washed-crown-jewel/
Our analysis agreed exactly with theirs.  We tried the lighter end of medium with a 413 degree roast, and found the nice lemon-lime soda acidity with sweetness and that instant "this is a really special coffee" attribute.  On the darker side of medium -- just barely into the 2nd cracks at 418 degrees -- we found the chocolate and peanut butter they were talking about, with a lot less acidity.  And even though the two tasting notes sound drastically different, they really aren't.  We blended the two roasts together and had a really nice melenge mug.  But the 413 degree roast is the better one. 
Not your typical Sulawesi, but definitely a great coffee.

US Arrival November 2016

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