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Sulawesi Kalossi Tana Toraja

SKU SULAKALOSSI

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Cupping Notes
From the Indonesian island previously known as Celebes. This coffee is a personal favorite - an outstanding cup for those who like full-bodied & aromatic. Clean, sweet, and earthy with a heavy body, low acidity, and notes of pepper and spice- a classic Indonesian coffee.

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Specifications

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryIndonesia
  • Local RegionTana Toraja
  • ProcessWet Hulled
  • VarietyCatimor, Typica Hybrids
  • Altitude (meters)1, 400 - 1,900 masl
  • HarvestJune - December
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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Description

raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

From Sulawesi, the Indonesian island previously known as Celebes, "Kalossi" is the former Dutch word for the island. It predates "Toraja" as a name for this coffee. The producers in this region have many acceptable conditions for growing coffee like volcanic soil and thick forests for shade that maintain moisture needed for the coffee plants. Small family farms grow and process their own coffee cherries and use the wet hulled process method that leaves the beans exposed while they dry on patios then they are collected and transported to a central dry mill for final preparation, sorting, and exporting.

The Kalossi is an outstanding cup for those who like a full-bodied, aromatic, wild and spicy, highly-complex brew, and a little funkier than the Toraja. Compared to the Toraja, the Kalossi picks up some additional earthy character from the additional chaff.

Cupping Notes: Clean, sweet, and earthy with a heavy body, low acidity, and notes of pepper and spice- a classic Indonesian coffee.

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May 1, 2024

I love this coffee and that goes back to Celebes times. I take it just till the beans just start to sweat. I like to leave a bit of life. It’s not easy to get all of the time, but it is awesome when you get it. World number one or two in my book…

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April 27, 2024

I personally have been roasting Celebes/Sulawesi beans for 21 years now..out of the over 100 different origins and varieties Ive roasted in that time the Kalossi has been my moms absolute favorite! It's in my top 3.. different people like different roasts so we are into 2 crack kinda profiles..Bold,Smooth,Clean..NO Acidity..I roast with the Behmor drum!!

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November 28, 2023

This fantastic dual-purpose variety has become one of my all-time favorites, which is quite unexpected since Indonesian coffees aren't usually at the top of my list. This one works wonderfully as both drip and espresso. In my iRoast2, it's hard to hear the cracks, and the appearance of the roast is usually a little uneven. Reducing the charge size doesn't seem to improve the color evenness, so I think that's just the nature of these beans, at least in an air roaster. I push it into the first few snaps of second crack where some of the beans are medium-dark (full city) while others still look medium-light (city to city+), and the resulting flavor is spectacular.

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July 2, 2023

Truly a delightful coffee. Bright without acidity, smooth, creamy mouthfeel. We light roast, 1st crack. Definitely in the rotation for every day,

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December 27, 2022

Still my y favorite!? Blends well with The CBC Red Sea blend for a more fruit like flavor

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May 28, 2022

This bean always delivers. I roast it just into second crack. I use it as single origin and also in blends to add that Indonesian ummphhh! It's definitely my go-to, so smooth.

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May 13, 2022

I have been drinking Sulawesi coffee for more than a decade, and just recently decided to roast my own beans . . . after just few roasts I was able to dial in my time/temp cycles with these beans to get the roast how I like it . . . super excited to take my coffee experience to the next level :)

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April 30, 2022

This is a very good bean at City roast. I like it slightly less than the Toraja, which has more chocolate/caramel profile.

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February 2, 2022

What a nice surprise this coffee was. I took it just passed the first crack to a dark chestnut color.Quality is good (but my roasting needs work!) Beans are uniform and roast evenly. Will try removing before the second crack on this next batch

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December 14, 2021

Nice cup of coffee. Light city roast.Little chafe when roasting which is nice .

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November 21, 2021

Roasted to Full City/+ on an SR800 with ext. tube. Actually went a little darker than I had intended. Took the roast along the same time/temps as previous City/City+ roasts, but it really progressed quickly. Second crack came soon after first, so be aware. A pleasant spice was probably the first thing I tasted. That and an earthy nuttiness were the most prevalent flavors. Didn't taste the chocolate per the writeup. The finish produced a slight floral taste. All in all a good bean, just not in my preferred flavor wheelhouse.

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August 14, 2021

What a nice surprise this coffee was. I took it just passed the first crack to a dark chestnut color.

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June 23, 2021

this is our second order we will order again when this is gone

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February 18, 2021

Quality is good (but my roasting needs work!) Beans are uniform and roast evenly. Will try removing before the second crack on this next batch, but the first batch was definitely drinkable, just needs finessing. They also packed the beans very well. I received an intact, well-filled bag in a timely fashion. Other suppliers sent beans in flimsy bags that burst during shipping. I will buy from them again.

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October 28, 2020

Great flavor! The beans are fairly uniform & roast pretty evenly. Med-dark seems to offer the best profile for me

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October 15, 2020

This is really good coffee. I'm new to roasting and it still turned out tasting great. I did burn second batch by going too dark but I think just beyond second crack is good for me. Want to try the Torajo next.

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October 3, 2020

Nice flavor roasted well. Smooth and rich

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August 15, 2020

We recently got a sample pack of 12 different beans and this was, by far, my family's favorite. I roasted in a hot air popcorn popper for about 4 minutes or so and it is delicious! We have ordered more since the original order. Definitely a well rounded smooth cup of coffee with a little unique flavor.

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August 15, 2020

I like a funkier Indonesian to be sure, but this is a very smooth drinker. It's got complexity, but a smooth finish.

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January 20, 2020

Great stuff. I roast it in a conventional gas oven. One heaping pint of beans spread over a 12-inch splatter screen for 70 minutes@425 degrees.

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December 17, 2019

City roast this and enjoy the smooth landscapes of chocolate and rich nutty flavors!! Very low acid and crazy smooth. Even it you let it get cold on you it stays wonderful even in the cooled down state! Last time I tasted Kalossi this good was back in the 1980’s in San Mateo California. Every one who I shared a cup with has given it two thumbs up 👍🏽👍🏽☕️

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