About the Indonesian Flores Komodo Coffee
This extremely rare coffee from the island of Flores, Indonesia offers an earthy, mouth-filling taste with pronounced aromatics of tobacco and exotic earth notes. With a big, bold body and low to medium acidity, this coffee balances beautifully in the cup. This Flores Komodo can be considered among the best cupping Indonesian coffees.
Indonesian Coffee History
Indonesia has been a spot for coffee roasters since the mid-seventeenth century, and is home to the first commercial coffee plantations in the world. Coffee production expanded well in the early days; however, in 1877, coffee plantations were wiped out by a coffee root disease, forcing the country to replant new coffee trees. The new coffee plants came from Africa and were primarily Robusta beans, which were resistant to the root disease.
Today, Indonesia is still a major producer of the Robusta beans. However, 10% to 15% of the coffees produced are Arabica beans. The best regions for growing the Arabica varieties include the islands of Sumatra, Sulawesi, Java, Flores, and Bali.