Sulawesi-Kalosi

Traditional cultivation methods and semi-aging make this rare coffee taste like it was grown in heaven.
$17.95 / lb.
(18)
  • Flavor Notes
    Full-bodied and uniquely complex. Intoxicating herbal, nutty, earthy flavors.
  • Flavor Category
    Herbal / Earthy
  • Roast Level
    Dark
  • Origin
    Indo-Pacific
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Sku ID #SLW-M
About this coffee

Roast Level

Sulawesi-Kalosi
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Press Pot
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How It Tastes

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

History

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. It brews a full-bodied and balanced cup, with a heady multi-dimensional aroma that's nothing short of heavenly.

Worth Noting

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.
Perfecting the process

Coffee, 50 Years in the Making

We've learned a lot in 50 years. From tasting coffee three times before the beans even arrive at our roastery, to waking up at 4am to deep-roast each bean by hand, to personally testing every order before it ships —everything we do is committed to bringing you the freshest, fullest flavor in every cup.

Freshness Guarantee

  • Roasted to Order

    Once you place an order, we wake up at 4am to roast your beans in small batches

  • Sealed for Freshness

    Every bag is sealed immediately using our special packaging techniques.

  • Same day Shipping

    No sitting around and no warehousing, your coffee is shipped within 24 hours.

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Reviews (18)
Average rating:
(18)
Kathy
from San Jose, CA on 7/12/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2018.

My new favorite!!!

George
from Twain Harte, CA on 3/19/2018. Drinking Peet's since Vine .

My new favorite last few months. Dickeson's was my standard but tried and liked the Vine Street Anniversary blend. That disappeared but Sulawesi was part of the blend, so I've now gone to this as my new standard. Milder than D's but I find it more complex -- chocolate, bordeaux like (can I get away with that??).

Anyway, try it. I use it in an aftermarket Keurig basket, grind slightly less than medium (took awhile to get that right).

Pat
from Reston, VA on 10/4/2017.

I knew from the moment I opened the bag that this is a very special coffee! And it tasted even better! It's my new favorite coffee!

Donna
from Mont Clare, PA on 4/27/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2012.

Sulawesi-Kalosi is still my all-time Peet's favorite, although I have tried many of their specialty coffees and liked them all! I do love trying the New & Limited varieties. I brew my coffee strong and I never thought that it tasted bitter.

Shirlhock
from Sacramento, CA on 2/18/2017. Drinking Peet's since 1999.

I've purchased Celebes Sulawesi beans for years through different bean providers, and the Peet's Sulawesi-Kalosi is now one of my more favorite beans. I buy their Sumatras too. So very tasty.

I don't think you can find a better bean quality and roast than what Peet's offers.

I gave up searching for these in grocery stores. I order direct and it is the sure way to find broad selection and freshness.

Peet's is the best!