2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines
2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines
2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines
2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines
2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines

2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines

Regular price $15

2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines
Zee Perez
Miarayon, Bukidnon, Philippines

The lands of the Talaan-dig (meaning "People of the Slope") are a mysterious region shrouded in misconception. Mindanao is a land notorious with desire for autonomy and rebellion against the government. As such, the people of Mount Kalatungan are misunderstood and feared by much of the nation.

It is here, in this misunderstood land, where something truly special in coffee has sprung. It's a two-hour hike into the mountain forest to the land where the Talaan-dig harvest their coffee. I hesitate to say they cultivate the coffee because it has been growing wild for generations and has introgressed into a varietal that is still of the arabica species but it unknown elsewhere on the planet.

The Talaan-dig people have their own, special varietal of coffee and it is the intrepid Zee Perez of Ephemera Traders who has been cultivating a relationship with the Talaan-dig people and helping them to improve their harvest quality.

I was first introduced to this coffee back in 2013 during a trip to Manila when a coffee friend showed me a kilo of the Kalasan and asked me what I thought. Clean, green, fresh-smelling and grown in the Philippines? How much is available? That one kilo was the entire production of specialty grade coffee that year.

Since then, through Zee's tireless efforts and the commitment of the Talaan-dig, the crop yield and quality has increased steadily and I find it to be some of the finest coffee produced anywhere on Mother Earth.

The Kalasan No Mori A3 is one of our Special Reserve Coffees and comes in a collectible tin. The KNM is a sweet and floral coffee with notes of kalamansi (a type of Philippine lime), lemongrass and hints of caramelized coconut cream.

 

2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines
Producer:
 Zee Perez - Ephemera Traders
Farmers: The Talaan-dig Kalatunganon
Region: Miarayon, Bukidonon, Mindanao
Elevation: 1700+ masl
Harvest: January 2017 
Processing: Natural Processed, Sun Dried
Varietal: Kalasan Sweet 

 

2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines

Whole Bean - 3 ounce tin


Please Note: Our Sproastery works on a weekly roasting schedule to provide the freshest coffee possible. Currently, our roast day is on Tuesdays. Our coffees are roasted on Tuesday and shipped out by Wednesday for weekday delivery. Please place your orders by midnight Monday night so that we can accommodate your order in our production schedule.  Thank you.

2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines
2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines
2017 Kalasan No Mori A3 - Philippines