Starbucks Reserve® Isla Flores Indonesia
This coffee known as “Blue Flores”, refers to the blue-green colour of the beans and is a direct result of their unique local processing method.
Maple and butterscotch.
Enjoy this with:
Walnut torte served out in the garden.
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Producer: Six of the smallholder farm groups in the Ngada regency.
Elevation: 1200 - 1600 meters, 3950 - 5000 feet
Processing Method: Fully-Washed
The island of Flores is the last major island in the chain of the Indonesian archipelago that stretches from Sumatra to Papua New Guinea. Grown high on the slopes and plateau of the Inierie volcano, the tallest on the island and distinctive on the horizon for its pyramid shape, the coffee trees thrives in the rich volcanic soil under the shade of flowering trees.
Of the thousands of coffees we encounter in our search for the best, only a precious few are deemed exceptional enough to become Starbucks Reserve® coffees, offered only for limited times at select stores.
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An elegant interplay of maple and butterscotch with woodsy evergreen notes.
Isla de Flores (Flower Island), whose eastern cape abounds with the flame-colored brilliance of the Royal Poinciana (flamboyant) trees that inspired the island’s name, is part of the Indonesian archipelago and where this coffee originates.
In 2005, with the help of local coffee experts, smallholder farmers in the Ngada regency began processing their beans using the washed method, a switch from the traditional semi-washed method. This enhanced the beans unique blue-green color and gave them deeper, richer flavors.
This special Starbucks Reserve® coffee is in very limited supply and only available at select stores.