Background Info

Sulawesi is another of Indonesia’s islands famous for its Arabica coffees. The Island boasts three highland regions producing beautiful Arabicas; Toraja, Kalossi and Mamasa.

Toraja Arabica owes its name to the central highlands of Southern Sulawesi called Tanah Toraja. The coffee is produced at an altitude between 1,000 to 1,700 m.a.s.l. and the yearly production ranges from 5,000 to 10,000 tons. A good Toraja is well-balanced with undertones of ripe fruit and dark chocolate, making it slightly sweeter than Arabica’s from north Sulawesi. The coffee has a low acidity, though it is slightly more acidic and with less body than the Sumatra Arabica. It is also often earthier than Java Arabica.

The majority of the coffee comes from smallholder farmers who each have approximately 1 to 1.5 ha and cooperatives are hardly existing. Unlike coffees from North Sumatra, certification has not been developed in this area. 

** Coffee from the Toraja region is often incorrectly referred to as Kalossi Arabica, while that name should only be used for the coffee from highlands to the south of Toraja in the Enrekang region.

Technical Details

  • Name: Toraja Arabica
  • Area: Central highlands, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Production method: wet hulled (semi-washed)
  • Varieties: S-795, Typica
  • Harvest season: May – August
  • Shipping period:  May – January
  • Cupping profile: Very fruity, dark chocolate,
velvet body, balanced aftertaste
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What We Offer

We can offer a beautiful Toraja Arabica

# Grade 1 (max. 11 defects per 300 g)

# Washed or Semi-washed

# No certifications yet but hoping to be able to offer this soon!