HERE WE GO...Season Two!
We are going to own the holiday spirit and send you some incredibly interesting coffees. You’ll get to explore origins we rarely buy from--and now, you’ll get these fun, complex, and inviting offerings every two weeks! Remember the game: this is like a choose your own adventure where your ratings build the final master blend.
Round 1 (50% of the blend): Coffee in this first shipment will set the tone as the foundation for the Master Blend.
About the Coffee:
Sulawesi Toraja Sapan Minanga Grade 1 GrainPro is sourced from a family-owned farm organized around the Toraja Coffee Grower Cooperative. It is located in the central mountain region of the South Sulawesi province on Sulawesi Island (formerly known as Celee, Indonesia).
Sulawesi is a starfish-shaped island, far older than the rest of the Indonesian archipelago, with a complex geography that includes a thousand-foot rock wall exploding vertically out of rice paddy fields and capped in perpetual mist. Coffee is grown in this geographic wonderland at elevations that reach 2000masl, considered to be near the highest growing altitude in all of Indonesia.
The Toraja people who grow the coffee are an indigenous group with a traditional village lifestyle that includes houses resembling boats and animist rituals called aluk to dolo (the way of the ancestors) that are reminiscent of Santeria.
In recent years the Toraja Coffee Growers Cooperative has been collaborating with an NGO called VCO, which is dedicated to improving farmer access to better agricultural practices for quality coffee production and improving coffee farm infrastructure. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and is strengthening farmers’ livelihoods.More