Sulawesi-Kalosi

Item No. SLW-M

Available: Peet's Store

Price:   per lb. $17.95
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Traditional cultivation methods and semi-aging make this rare coffee taste like it was grown in heaven.

Flavor Notes

Full-bodied and uniquely complex. Intoxicating herbal, nutty, earthy flavors.

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Coffee Story

The best coffees from Sulawesi are grown and processed in the area known as Torajaland, near the upcountry town of Rantepao. The villagers here have a long history of coffee cultivation, and they remain faithful to their traditional methods — planting trees on small plots near their houses. These soaring-roof structures, called Tongkonan, are said to have first been built in heaven. The coffee tastes like it might have been grown there, too.

Above the emerald terraces of rice paddies that produce the staple of Torajans' diet, trees of the old variety grow in even greener jungle. It's their cash crop, one which brings everyone together to pick and process beans as a way of supplementing the family income. We think the unique cultural heritage and time-honored practices of this region have a lot to do with the distinctive taste of its Sulawesi-Kalosi coffee: unusually deep and complex, with rich flavors that evoke the spice-laden air of the Indonesian archipelago.

Peet's has been sourcing the very best lots of this rare coffee for many years. And we take an extra step to duplicate the celestial qualities of old: semi-aging our beans, which enhances their intrinsic earthiness and herbal, nutty notes. Our Sulawesi-Kalosi brews a full-bodied and balanced cup, with a heady multi-dimensional aroma that's nothing short of heavenly.

Customer Reviews
  • kat 7/14/16
  • Mountain View, CA
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Probably one of the best Peet's beans ever. Smooth, mildly earthy without the ashy aftertaste, hint of berries without the loud tanginess of other beans, a hint of nuts (not sure which one), and just a tiny hint of tobacco. It reminded me of that flavored cherry tobacco from years ago. There is a whole mouth feel that lasts long after the last cup. There are so many layers of flavors, I can hardly describe them, it just must be tried. Truly is heavenly.

  • Frank 7/5/16
  • La Habra, CA
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This is one of my favorites now, and its available most of the time !
other than the supernatural, that only comes out once and a while
this is my "go to" coffee !

  • MARGARET GIPE , drinking Peet's since n/a 3/27/16
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I'VE WRITTEN A PREVIOUS REVIEW OF THIS COFFEE; i'VE BEEN A CUSTOMER OF PEETS FOR OVER 25 YEARS NOW; STARTING IN SAN FRANCISCO. OF ALL THEIR COFFEES I'VE TRIED, SULAWESI REMAINS A SPECIAL COFFEE - COMPLEX, TRULY DISTINCTIVE; NUTTY, MULTI-LAYERED TASTE THAT STAYS WITH YOU LONG AFTER YOU FINISH YOUR CUP. - MARGARET GIPE, LOS ANGELES

  • isa , drinking Peet's since Today 1/28/16
  • Stuart, FL
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simply put- like a good kiss that leaves your knees weak. Yep. a keeper

  • Joe Falk , drinking Peet's since 2005 8/28/15
  • Yakima, WA

We have been enjoying this coffee for several years by now after having tried other coffees and blends previously. It is so consistently excellent, it is difficult to experiment with other coffees or blends. It is one of the more pricier coffees offered by Peet's, but it is worth the higher cost. Peet's represents it as being full bodied but balanced. That is a good description of its character. If you have not tried it, order a pound or two and give it a go. I don't think you will be disappointed.

  • Christian , drinking Peet's since 2009 1/12/15
  • Washington, VA

Amazing - by far our favorite Peet's coffee! Full, rich, with no bitterness, it's simply a joy to drink. And having lived in N. Sulawesi, I can easily say that this is the best there is, bar none! Sumatra being a close second.

Employee Reviews

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