Sulawesi Bone Bone Kalaciri 2017- Archived Review

Sulawesi Bone Bone Kalaciri 2017- Archived Review


THIS COFFEE HAS SOLD OUT. Bone Bone has a dominant bittersweet base, muscovado sugar, cinnamon, subtle fruit and pistachio nut notes. Hefty body and clean brightness. City+ to Full City+.

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Additional Info

Cultivars Ateng, Djember, Typica
Processing Method Wet Processed
Grade Grade AA
Appearance .8 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen; broken beans and some insect damage
Region Enrekang Kabupaten
Arrival Date February 2017 Arrival
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+, versatile in the roaster, and FC to 2nd snaps makes for great espresso roasts
Organic No
Farm Gate Yes
Recommended for Espresso Yes



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This offering represents a very small lot from a project in the Enrekang area of Sulawesi. It's a region just south of Tana Toraja in Sulawesi Seletan, and boasts some very high altitudes. The central village in this area is Bone-Bone (they say Bo-nay Bo-nay), a remarkable little town with the distinction of being voted the "Best Village in Sulawesi". Why? Because the council and mayor banned the sale of cigarettes and junk food snacks in the town! In Indonesia, adolescent smoking is a big problem, and Bone-Bone would have none of it. The area is beautiful and remote: to get to the coffee lands your choices are by foot, mule or motorcycle. We chose the latter (check out the "steed" in the first pic), and spent a wild day traveling the muddy narrow trails to reach the highest coffee plots in the area.

The dry fragrance has a rustic, sorghum-syrup sweetness, along with baking spice and green nut. The latter aspect develops into an aroma of ginger cookie with nuts, with a spiced chicory root aspect in deeper roasts. The cup profile has a clean brightness to it, muscovado sugar sweetness on full display in City+ and Full City roasts. There is a grain quality that in these middle roasts pairs well with cacao-like bittersweetness and a subtle baking spice notes too, but at City is much too prominent in the cup. In middle roasts, expect a more dominant bittersweet base, hefty body, subtle fruited tones, and pistachio in the aftertaste.