This Flores Komodo Semi Washed Grade 1 coffee is the extremely rare coffee of the island of Flores, Indonesia. This coffee offers earthy, mouth-filling coffee with pronounced aromatics of tobacco and exotic earth notes. Sturdy & pronounced body. Big, Bold body with low to medium bitterness, this coffee balances delightfully in the cup.Indonesia was introduced to coffee by the Dutch in the mid-seventeenth century. It is home to the first commercial coffee plantations in the world. The first coffee production sold was in 1712 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Coffee production spread well during these early days; however, in 1877, the coffee plantations were wiped out by a coffee root illness forcing the country to replant new coffee trees. Most new coffee plants came from Africa and were predominantly Robusta Beans, because these were more root illness resistant. Today Indonesia is still a major maker of Robusta Beans. However 10 to 15% of the Coffees produced in Indonesia are Arabica beans. The best growing regions for the Arabica varieties are on the islands of Sumatra, Sulawesi, Java, Flores, and Bali. Indonesian Arabica beans are normally vivid, complicated flavored, with a syrupy quality and often a equalized bitterness. Coming from one of the poorest Islands in Indonesia, this Flores Komodo can be considered among the best cupping Indonesian Coffees.