Old Brown Kalosi-Toraja - full body
The island located between Borneo and New Guinea is called Celebes, in Indonesian language called Sulawesi, growing one of the most famous coffees in the world. The best coffees from Sulawesi are grown and processed in the area known as Torajaland near the city of Kalosi. The villagers here have a long history of coffee cultivation, and they remain faithful to their traditional methods – planting trees on small plots near their houses. Above the emerald terraces of rice paddies that produce the principal source of Torajans' income, trees of the old variety grow in even greener jungle. It's their cash crop, one which brings everyone together to pick and process beans as a way of supplementing the family income. We think the unique cultural heritage and time-honoured practices of this region have a lot to do with the distinctive taste of its Sulawesi Kalosi-Toraja coffee. Vee’s has been sourcing the very best lots of this rare coffee for many years. And we take an extra step, we are only using aged Sulawesi, so called Old Brown coffee. The coffee beans are matured for a couple of years under monsoon climate condition by exposing them to warm, moist air during the rainy season. As the beans age, through natural fermentation the beans are completely losing their acidity and the colour of the raw coffee is changing from green to brown, suitable for a medium to dark roast. The typical aroma is deeper, sweeter, more complex and resembles of maple syrup. Vee’s 'Old Brown Sulawesi-Kalosi' brews a full-bodied and well balanced cup, with prominent sweet and spicy notes that resembles of luxuriant forest floor, wild mushrooms, autumn leaves, moss, and tropical wood. Preferably to be drunken with a shot of fresh cream.
Best for: Filter coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato