Arabica Producing Regions of Indonesia

Flores

 

Flores (or Flower) Island is 360 miles long, and is located 200 miles to the east of Bali.  It was named by the Portuguese for the beautiful coral gardens that surround it.  The Portuguese influence has also made Flores a predominately Catholic island.  The island of Komodo, just to the west, is home to the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon.

The terrain of Flores is rugged, with numerous active and inactive volcanoes. Ash from these volcanoes has created especially fertile Andosols, ideal for organic coffee production. Arabica coffee is grown at 1,200 to 1,800 meters on hillsides and plateaus. Most of the production is grown under shade trees and wet processed at farm level. Befitting its name, coffee from Flores is known for sweet chocolate, floral and woody notes. 

 

SCAI exporter and contact

Production area Name and cup profile Certification Crop cycle

Lion Lestari

llestari@indosat.net.id

Ruteng

Heavy body with low acidity.   Caramel, chocolate and vanilla

Organic in 2008 and fair trade in 2009 May to August

 PT Indokom Citrapersada

asnawi@surabaya.indokom.co.id

 Ngada

 "Blue Flores"

Heavy body and low acidity.

Organic and Utz in 2008  May to August 

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