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Borneo Sabah Arabica

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Coffee Profile

Continent: Malaysia

Country: Malaysia

Farm: various

Process: Double Washed Process

Region: Sabah

Variety: various

Roast Scale

Light Medium Dark


Size: 6 oz

*Please note all items in your cart will roast and ship together. Any items ordered along with this coffee will roast and ship Monday May 13th.

Tasting Notes

Aromas cola, lime, and fresh tobacco. Heavy bodied and sweet in the cup where it reveals flavors of cherry, brown sugar, chocolate, and cinnamon.  

Background Info

* Direct Trade Nano-lot

Malaysia is not a country most people associate with coffee. The have a long history of growing the Robusta and Liberia species, mostly for internal consumption. Arabica however has just begun commercial cultivation in the past 2 decades and is unknown until recently even to Malaysia's local roasters

This coffee comes from the massive island of Borneo of which Malaysia's Sabah province occupies the northern portion. Here sits the impressive Mt. Kinabalu, a popular tourist attraction. In the highlands around this mountain is where arabica can be found.

In November 2018 we visited Sabah to see what the potential of this new origin might be. Support and training from the local department of agriculture has been quite good and what we saw there were well kept farms and decent processing practices. Pulped coffee is fermented with water overnight and then dried on raised screens.

We suggested to some of the growers that they try doing a two stage fermentation process to hopefully produce a clearer more vibrant cup. a few months later we now have the first 20lb of coffee produced by this method to share with consumers out side of Malaysia for the very first time. 

 Coffee Review recently rated this coffee 90 points and had this to say "Sweetly tart, spice-toned. Dried black cherry, lantana, pipe tobacco, allspice, cedar in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. In the quiet, gently drying finish, fruit and florals recede and savory/spice notes, specifically pipe tobacco and cedar, are amplified."

Coffee Beans Drying

Freshly Roasted to Order

Borneo Sabah Arabica will be roasted to order & shipped fresh. All shipping is USPS.

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