Flores Poco Ranaka

City roasts show anchoring undercurrent of light brown sugar sweetness, and intimation of dehydrated banana, a rustic flavor brown rice syrup, and mild yet present orange rind acidity. Full City is more bittersweet. City to Full City.

$6.25
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Typica
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Flores
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-Dried
Arrival date February 2018 Arrival
Lot size 10
Bag size 60 KG
Packaging GrainPro Liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail S795, Typica, Yellow Caturra
Grade Estate
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen - a few quakers in the 300 grams of roasted coffee
Roast/Brew Recommendations All Roast Levels, Drip Brewing, French Press
Roast Recommendations City to Full City
Country of Origin Flores
Type Farm Gate

Poko Ranaka is a fairly small lot of coffee blended from 8 different families in the village of Tangkul, East Manggarai District. Altitude of these farms varies, from a low point of around 1400 meters above sea level, on up to about 1800 meters. The main cultivars grown in the region are S-795, Typica, and Yellow Caturra. Coffee is processed at home using hand crank depulpers, fermenting the coffee in buckets, and then either drying on racks or in makeshift drying sheds. This lot is part of an effort between ourselves and an intermediary we're working with in the region to identify, separate, and evaluate coffees from farms from the higher elevations. This area of Tangkul is near the volcano Ranaka, which is where this small producer blend gets it's name. The area is rife with nutrient rich soils, and coffee farmers are able to grow using fully organic farm practices, though they are not certified at this time.

Poco Ranaka has a brown sugar aroma, sweetened condensed milk, and hints of baked yam. There's a banana bread smell too that is let off when breaking through the crust, as well as an herbal accent note most prevalent in my deeper roasts. This Flores lot cooks up something sweet at a wide range of roasts, which is somewhat of a surprise, as I expected it to be much more herbal than it actually is (you don't see Catimor crosses in this area, mostly older Typica types and Caturras). City roasts have a fairly solid undercurrent of light brown sugar sweetness that does well to anchor the cup, and intimation of dehydrated banana and a rustic flavor brown rice syrup. It has a touch more acidity than our other Flores lot, the brightness coming off like orange rind. Full City has some smokey cocoa flavor with a bitterness that challenges the brown sugar sweet side, but the two are fairly balanced, and a fruited note of date pieces comes through in the finish.