SULAWESI • TOARCO JAYA
Toarco has been a personal favourite of mine for years because it is weird and wonderful. Due to the very unique growing conditions and very precise processing technologies (Toarco relies on the Yamamoto dryers and Pinalhalense guardiolas typically seen in Colombia), the cup is complex but also extraordinarily clean. You will find notes of: cane sugar, tangy lime, sweet tamarind spice, earthy cocoa nib, black tea, dense malt and even a little pecan pie. Did I mention it is complex?
Unlike the vast majority of Indonesian coffee, which is wet-hulled, Toarco washes ripe cherries. The Japanese-Indonesian joint venture, runs the Pedamaran Plantation and collects a small selection of coffees from Panago Pango, Perangian, Minanga, and Perindingan. They are demanding in quality and have set up a partnership program for farms which meet their growing, picking, storage and transportation mandates. For those hoping to join, they offer numerous educational programs outline best agricultural and processing approaches.
Sweet Tamarind, Key Lime & Cocoa Nibs.
Pedamaran Plantation & Other Contributing Smallholder Farms.