Grown in volcanic ash, usually amongst chillies and other spices. Indonesian coffees are prized for their unique, unmistakable flavors, velvety mouthfeel, and earthy tones. The secret? Location, location, location. Nestled between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Republic of Indonesia is composed of more than 16,000 mountainous, volcanic islands.
Indonesia coffees tend to have a dark and bold flavor profile, with a prominent earthiness. The semi-wash process creates tasting notes ranging from earthy, mustiness, spice, wood, tobacco and leather. They often have a long lasting finish that feels like unsweetened or like dark cocoa.
While these wonderful notes and complex texture are seen in all Indonesian arabicas, there are nuanced flavor differences dependent on island.