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Sulawesi Toraja


Starting at $7.25 / lb
As low as $5.75 / lb

A shade-grown coffee from the Indonesian island previously known as Celebes. This coffee is the "sleeper" on this site, and our personal favorite - an outstanding cup for those who like a clean, full-bodied, aromatic, wild and spicy, highly-complex brew. How's that for a string of adjectives! You will be able to smell the nuttiness of the freshly-brewed coffee from 100 feet away - no joke. Equally good for jump-starting your day or washing away the unpleasantries of those rare "bad days" we all have. The Toraja is a cleaner, slightly brighter cup than our other Sulawesi, the Kalossi.

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryIndonesia
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWet Hulled
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,300-2,000
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:5
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:4
  • Spicy:heavy bean
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:-
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionNorth Tana Toraja, Southern Sulawesi
  • VarietyTypica, Catimor, and S795
  • DryingSun dried

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by on June 20, 2018

Full bodied, chocolatey, sweet, mild a touch of earthiness that isn't overbearing. I stop it about 15 sec into second crack and brew it at 178°F. This is only the second day after roast, so it should only improve in complexity.

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by on April 29, 2018

This is our current house favorite. One of the best coffees ever! We look forward to our morning coffee when it is the Sulawesi and I bought 25 pounds to be certain we don't run out. I stop the roast right at second crack.

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by on March 29, 2010

Tried this at Full City Plus, rested 1 day and it tasted really burnt. Tried again at Full City and let it rest for 3 days. It was perfect, perfect, perfect! Cathy

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by on January 31, 2012

I ordered some Jamaican just to see if it was worth the price, it's not. The Sulawesi is far better. A wonderful cup. The kind of flavor that makes say WOW! Take it off the heat just shy of second crack, or, for an entirely different taste, a few seconds into. But for gosh sakes, don't burn it !

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by on November 5, 2018

Does anyone have a good roast profile for this bean?

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by on October 3, 2018

Nice body, not too bright, good coffee. Roast takes a little longer than some to get to second crack, but I stop at hint of second crack. Let rest for a day of so.

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by on September 26, 2018

New to roasting but I've tried this and it has become a favorite. Even with minimal experience it came out excellent.

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by on May 19, 2018

It's a full bodied coffee with excellent flavor and aroma.

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by on May 18, 2018

Sulawesi beans are harder to roast than normal Arabica beans; it also took much longer to reach 2nd crack. The taste is dull as a single or as blend but the caffein is high. I think this particular bean is Robusta rather than Arabica.

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by on May 7, 2018

We love this coffee!

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by on June 9, 2011

This is one of my favorites. I love it roasted at full city. Arlene

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by on May 27, 2008

Roasted at City+ it was very woody/earthy, and I noticed that sweetness and spiceness. I hate to overroast a nice coffee, but I couldn't get enough of this coffee when I roasted it darker (FC+ and up). Even without rest this coffee is nice, though rest really did nice things.

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by on November 30, 2007

I first tried Sulawesi at a Greenberry's Coffee shop in Palm Beach County. It was great, but nothing can beat roasting this stuff yourself. A FULL RICH bean that shines blindingly in the pan as it gets darker and darker...Just roasting it is a pleasure! I never met a cup of Sulawesi I didn't like. Its smooth and robust at the same time and definitely will give you a 'lift'. Maddie

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by on February 3, 2007

I keep going back to this one. Definitely has become my favorite as well. No matter how I roast it, it is good, full-bodied and flavorful. If you haven't tried it, you need to--just once & you'll be hooked!

Right on!! I had those same thoughts when I first tried it ~10 years ago...and it's still one of our favorites.

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by on January 17, 2007

This is our favorite coffee, too. I knew I perfected my roasting/brewing technniques when this one came out as the best I've ever done.

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by on May 27, 2008

(Editor: could you sign that last post as from "Evan in Lowell, MA"? Thanks.)

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