Indonesia is well-known for its coffee production. It has many varieties of coffee. Even though the most popular Indonesia coffee is from Sumatera, coffees from another region are great too. Thus, here in this article we will be discussing about flores coffee.
The Origin of Flores Coffee
As its name this coffee originated from Flores East Nusa Tenggara. In order to get there, you need to fly there. The easiest access is from Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, and then takes another flight to Labuan Bajo or Maumere. Flores has rugged terrain with various amounts of active volcanoes. That’s why this place is perfect for cultivating coffee. Hence the volcanic soil has many kinds of elements that important for coffee growth.
The kind of coffee that cultivates here in Flores is Arabica. It is typically cultivating at 1.200 m till 1.800 heights on the islands. These coffees majorly grown under the shade of trees and the farmers are usually use wet-processed methods for their coffee. The location and the manufacturing process of these Flores coffees give them the unique chocolatey, floral and woody flavor.
The farmers here in Flores also use the wet-hulling methods. They believe that by using wet-hulling method, they will get the unique taste and aroma from their coffee. Many people said that this flores coffee is the best choice for making a delicious, single-origin espresso.
Flores coffee has two variants that become the coffee addicts’ favorite. They are Manggarai Robusta and Bajawa Arabica. Manggarai Robusta has unique but delicate taste. It has a fresh lemon flavor in it. As a result, this kind of coffee is great to serve and enjoy on its own, or you could mix it with other coffee beans. Meanwhile, the Bajawa Arabica has great flavor with a hint of earthy, woody, chocolatey and tobacco flavor. This one is perfect for making a cup of single-origin espresso because the smokiness of it make it a great base for fine, scented espresso cup.
Where to Get
You could get delicious and tasteful flores coffee by traveling directly to Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. However, if you are not traveling there, you could get it online through several kinds of ecommerce that are available in Indonesia in order to get the magical taste of this coffee. In addition, if you have friends there in Flores, you could ask them to send you the flores coffee directly.