City+ and Full City roasts coax a blend of savory and sweet notes like sucanat sugar and roasted grain, with a mild cocoa powder underlay, and finishing accents of buckwheat tea and cinnamon. City+ to Full City.
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-Dried|
|Arrival date||December 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Cultivar Detail||S795, Typica|
|Appearance||.4 d/300gr, 16-19 screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City+ to Full City|
This Flores coffee is from the village of Wolo Bobo in Flores' Ngada District. Specifically, the coffee comes from a local cooperative in Wolo Bobo, who act as a delivery site for the coffee of cooperative members, most of which is wet processed. We've actually purchased this coffee in the past, but only a very small amount and along with the coffee of two other villages nearby, it was sold under the name "Laga Lizu". This lot is a product of a coordinated effort between a group of coffee cooperative managers and an intermediary we're working with in the region to identify, separate, and evaluate coffees from farms from the higher elevations (1300+ meters above sea level). These mountain peak areas are referred to as "Wolo"s, the main mountains being Wowomuda, Lobotbutu, and the active volcano, Babomuda. Much of the kinship groups in these areas are matrilineal, with land being passed through women. Because of this, you see a lot more women in leadership positions at the farm and cooperative levels. Most of the coffees are processed on hand cranked or motorized depulping machines on the farm, fermentation in buckets or small tanks, and then drying on raised drying beds. Because of the nutrient rich soils, they are able to grow coffee using fully organic farm practices, though they are not certified at this time.
This lot from Wolo Bobo has mild sweet smells that reminds me of chocolate biscuits/cookies. There's an almond note that accents a soft raw sugar sweetness, and along with a semi-sweet cocoa powder smell comes off like baked goods. City roasts are a touch on the savory side, and I don't think do a good job of developing Wolo Bobo's sweetness. City+ and Full City roasts on the other hand bring out an interesting blend of savory and sweet, flavor notes of sucanat sugar and roasted grain, with a mild cocoa powder underlay. As the coffee cools, the savory aspect is a bit more accentuated, and my City+ roast showed a buckwheat tea flavor, as well as a cinnamon powder accent note in the finish.