Flores Wongawali Ngura
It's time for another deep and rich Indonesian, so let's have some Organic Rain Forest Alliance Certified Wongawali Ngura!
One of our roasters commented that the green beans bear a resemblance to Bali coffee. And, you know what? He's right! There's a bit of the beautiful bluish-green hue that we adore with Bali.
If you are missing Bali coffee, now is the time to make the switch to Flores.
Flores is similar to Bali and grown in the same general region, in volcanic loam soil. It's wet-processed and dried in the sun, so we get the deep and complex earthiness we have come to expect from Indonesian coffee.
And, it's really interesting how the same varietal of a coffee can vary from one harvest to the next.
This is a juicy coffee!
The aroma hits me with the feeling of the monsoon and sweet tobacco.
In the cup, wow – the body is thick and velvety – the taste is tangy, with notes of coffee candy, cocoa and currant.
Then, the finish – it's lingering and bright, with hints of zesty grapefruit.
The coffee really holds up in flavor as it cools in the cup. This is another cold brew contender. Give it a try!
Aroma: Earthy, Juicy, Wet, Sweet Tobacco
Body: Tangy, Thick and Velvety, Cocoa, Currant, Coffee Candy
Finish: Lingering, Bright and Zesty, Grapefruit
About this Coffee
GROWER: Wongawali Farmer Group
REGION: Ngada Regency, East Nusa Teggara Province, Flores, Indonesia
ALTITUDE: 1300-1600 meters
PROCESS: Wet -hulled and dried in the sun
VARIETY: Catimor, S795, and Typica
SOIL: Volcanic loam
CERTIFICATION: Organic, Rainforest Alliance
FLORES ORGANIC RFA WONGAWALI NGURA RED CHERRY is sourced from 80 family owned farms located on the eastern slopes of Wolo Ngadha and Wolo Atagae in the Ngada regency of Flores, Eastern Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The Wongawali farmer group has pooled resources to improve processing coffee using wet-hulling techniques (called “Ngura” in the Ngadha language), a uniquely Indonesian processing method in which the coffee parchment is removed before the final drying is completed, giving the coffee its hallmark Indonesian flavor. Coffee is dried on raised beds at this location. The Red Cherry Project coffees provide dividends to farmers who deliver ripe coffee to collection centers.