Flores the remote eastern end of the Indonesian Archipelago. Flores is a small island (360 km from tip to tip) in the Indonesian archipelago around 200 nautical miles East of Bali. Flores was known as Pulau Nipa (Snake Island) before the Portuguese arrived and they renamed it Flores (Flower Island) for the beautiful coral gardens that surround it. The Portuguese influence has also made Flores a predominately Catholic island.
The island of Komodo, just to the west, is home to the world’s largest lizard – the Komodo Dragon. A very long thin Mountainous land with incredibly diverse terrain, and numerous active and inactive volcanic peaks. The Bajawa Highlands are one of the most traditional areas of Flores. Bajawa is a small town nestled in the hills and is the centre for the Ngada people of this high, fertile plateau of Mt. Inerie. The coffee is grown between 1200 and 1600m in fertile organic soil, Most of the production is grown under shade trees and wet processed at farm level. Befitting its name, coffee from Flores is known for sweet chocolate aroma, almost syrup, heavy body, low acidity, floral and woody notes. This bean, when roasted dark, has a wonderful syrupy body with hints of chocolate. Ideal for espressos.