Notes: Caramel, Chocolate, Raisin, & Smokey.
Process: Wet Hulled & Natural coffees
Best for drip, french press & espresso.
Roast Level: Dark
Farmers: Brazil - Fernando Nakao
Sulawesi - Various Small Holders
Varietals: Mundo Novo, Catuaí 99, Catimor, & S-795.
Altitude: 1100-2000 FT
One of my biggest goals with my company is to honor those who have contributed to the delta. This blend is extraordinary because it comes from all Asian producers. Asian-Americans played a vital role in the development of the delta but have historically gone unrecognized. Despite this, you can see the cultural remnants throughout the delta. The two components of this blend are a Brazilian coffee and an Indonesian coffee from the island of Sulawesi.
Fernando Nakao is a Japanese Brazilian who grows his own coffee! Here is some more information about him from our importer. Nakao's family moved to the Cerrado Mineiro when he was five years old. They were motivated by the perception that the lands on which they worked in Catanduva no longer had the same productivity and potential. They began a new chapter in their lives in these lands that were, at the time, considered the frontier for coﬀee growing. Today Fernando owns and operates Fazenda Morro Feio and considers himself a son of the Cerrado Mineiro. From his parents, he inherited a deep love of the land and coﬀee-planting. As a second-generation coﬀee grower, he remains devoted to the region and land that welcomed him as a child. He hopes that his children continue the family tradition of coﬀee cultivation.
Tana Toraja is a region in Sulawesi that produces some of the best Indonesian coffee I have ever had. This coffee is a culmination of many smallholder farms that are blended together and sold as one coffee. This allows people to make a living growing coffee even if they have an acre or less of land compared to farmers that have bigger farms. Sulawesi was formerly known as Celebes. Coffee was introduced into Sulawesi centuries ago by the Dutch East India Company when Indonesia was under Dutch control. The first Typica plants arrived as coffee production spread throughout Java and Sumatra.
With this coffee, you can expect the typical dark roast. It is smoky, earthy, fruity, smooth, and not bitter with a great heavy mouthfeel. I hope you enjoy this coffee as much as I do!