Indonesia Flores Laga Lizu Washed
Altitude: 1300-1500 masl
Varietals: Linie S-795
Producers: Laga Lizu farming community
In the cup: Complex cup of Black Currant, Cocoa, Honey, Lime
This lot represents the best of the limited harvest collected from three plots near the active volcano Wawo Muda – Watu Ata, Ata Gae, and Tubu Tana. Cherry is traditionally wet-processed as opposed to the more prevalent wet-hulled style of Indonesia. This results in a softer, cleaner cup profile highlighting the nuances of the local terroir. This community of farmers chose the name ‘Laga Lizu’ to represent their coffee, which means ‘above the heavens’.
The region is blessed with fertile volcanic soil
Flores is one of the smaller islands in the Indonesian archipelago, only 580 kms across, and is located 320 kilometers to the east of Bali. Most coffee on the island is produced at elevations of between 1200 to 1800 meters above sea level, and is generally situated on the rugged slopes of the island’s many active and inactive volcanoes. Volcanic soil helps considerably in high quality coffee production, given that the ash creates particularly fertile soils.
Production on the island is predominately shade-grown, and historically pulp-natural processing has been the norm. However, due to large scale growth in the industry, typical pulp-natural processing methods have been increasingly moving to fully washed and wet-hull methods on Flores, as cooperatively run mills are increasingly shifting to these processes.
(Info courtesy of MTC Group)