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"Genuine" Sulawesi (Celebes) Kalossi
"Genuine" Sulawesi (Celebes) Kalossi"Genuine" Sulawesi (Celebes) Kalossi
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    "Genuine" Sulawesi (Celebes) Kalossi

    If you are looking for an exclusive and simply stunning coffee with a rich, velvety body then look no further!
    Our Kalossi has unusual depth and this complex blend of heady aromas, flavors with a smooth finish will entice many areas of your palate.

    This coffee is a favorite among those who prefer a darker roasted coffee as it maintains many of its origin characteristics even at a darker roast. You must experience this one of kind coffee!

    Indonesian coffees are well known for their complexity and our Sulawesi is no exception. While it exhibits all the classic traits of Indonesian coffees, its unique, mild acidity, silky body and smooth finish causes this great coffee to stand out. You must experience this one of a kind coffee!

    What's the big deal? Why "Genuine"?   Here's the story:
    Sulawesi arabica used to be grown strictly in the mountains in the center of the island of Sulawesi. Toraja (also known as Torajaland) is the mountainous area where the coffee is grown, and Kalossi is the small town in central Sulawesi which serves as the collection point for the coffee from that area. Some shippers call this coffee Sulawesi Toraja, others Sulawesi Kalossi, and a few still refer to it as Celebes (the old Dutch colonial name for the island).

    A few years ago, people started to plant coffee around Malakaji mountain, southeast of Makassar, in the very south of the island. The soil and growing conditions in this region is very different from that in the traditional areas, and the coffee is definitely inferior.

    An additional problem with the coffee in Malakaji is theft; people from Makassar go there at night and steal coffee by stripping all cherries off the trees, both ripe and green. After processing you can't really see the difference, but the mix of ripe and unripe coffee results in an uneven roast and even worse cup.

    As you might imagine, the first picks (all ripe) sell at a higher price, especially that from Kalossi/Toraja; however, since most of the coffee is sold at market in Makassar, the first picks and the lower quality blend often get mixed in order to lower the price.

    The standard Kalossi/Toraja nowadays is, unfortunately, the blend of the good and the bad. Some work with coffee from both areas; only a few, like Storehouse Coffee Company, work exclusively with Genuine Kalossi/Toraja.

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    No other permanent filter on the market compares to the Swissgold crafted 23k Gold plated coffee filter. This filter is actually made with a 23k Gold plated stainless steel micro screen.

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    The Swissgold filter system was developed as an alternative to the paper filter to allow you to get the best tasting coffee possible.
    Due to the absorbent properties of paper, all fats are removed from the liquid being filtered. This means that not only are the coffee-grounds retained, but also all the flavor carriers in the coffee (brewing colloids).

    With the Swissgold Permanent filter, the solids are separated mechanically from the liquid by the pores of the permanent filter preserving the aroma, genuine and original flavor of the coffee. Additionally, the solid gold plating is neutral which eliminates every negative influence to taste resulting in an absolutely pure cup of coffee!

    The Swissgold permanent filter is also dishwasher safe. By cleaning it in the dishwasher your gold filter will stay hygienically clean and ready to use for years to come.

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