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Sulawesi Sapan Minanga

$4.60

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Sapan Minanga has long been recognized as the premium coffee grown on the island of  Sulawesi. This subregion only produces about 60,000 bags per year.  It's wet-hulled (semi-washed) which is a processing that seems to preserve the beans well.  It will keep for a couple years if you protect it from humidity. 

Every lot of Sulawesi is a little different, but this co-op is consistently good.  At just into 2nd cracks, you get a full bodied coffee with mild spice (ginger? black pepper?), some orange / citrus fruit, and dark chocolate and clean aftertaste.  Very nice.  As you go farther into the 2nd cracks (20 seconds of 2nd cracks is my favorite), you still get cedar, orange citrus, ginger, cloves, no bitterness, sweetness, full syrupy body.  It is particularly nice as a manual pourover or french press.   It is very much like a Sumatra, but less earthy and more complex.  A lot of times Sulawesi is bitter in dark roasts, but this lot is not bitter at any level.  You can take it 60 seconds into the rolling 2nd cracks (and hopefully not set your garage on fire) to produce a nice oily Italian roast that tastes super dark without the carbon/ash notes.  Is my favorite bean choice for Italian roast coffee.  

US Arrival: October 2017

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Sulawesi Sapan Minanga

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