Sagebrush Unroasted

Flores Wawo Muda Jember Black Label | Green Coffee Beans


Recommended Roast Level:

City Plus (Medium)

Tasting Notes:

If you liked our Yemen coffee, you'll love this.  Sampling coffees from new countries (or in this case islands) is a weird task, especially when it isn't super common in the coffee world.  The coffee has to be good enough for us to educate ourselves and you all on the nuances of coffee from that island.  The coffee has to stand out to make it work.  I cannot believe it has taken me this long to offer coffee from this Indonesian island! After I cupped a sample, I was blown away by the complexity and full body. This Flores bean invokes notes of brown sugar and dark chocolate, with a definite herbal finish almost like a premium Silver Needle tea. This coffee is wild and unlike anything we have offered before. It is delicious as a drip or pour-over, but absolutely shines as an espresso! 

Coffee Production / Farm:

Ata Gae is the area that sits at the peak of a ridge between Bajawa and Golewa near the Wawo Muda volcano on Flores island. The coffee is sourced from farmers at 1500+ meters above sea level, who are growing a mix of older Typica trees and S795, the latter commonly referred to as "Jember", a natural mutation of Typica and Liberica. The coffee is dried under plastic domes in order to mitigate the wet weather in the area and helps to facilitate even drying. Most of the coffees are processed on hand cranked or motorized depulping machines on the farm, fermentation in buckets or small tanks. Because of the nutrient rich soils, they are able to grow coffee using fully organic farm practices, though they are not certified at this time.


Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: Indonesia
Flavor Notes: Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Silver Needle
Body: Bold, Complex
Classification: Black Label
Brew Methods: Espresso, Drip, Pour-Over
Country Region: Ata Gae
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Laga Lizu
Producer: Small Holder Farmers
Jember, Typica
Altitude: 1500m