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Topic: Dry Processed Sulawesi (3 msgs / 77 lines)
1) From: Jerry Procopio
Do we have any idea if/when some Dry Processed Sulawesi Toraja will be 
back in stock?  For quite a while I have been using it as part of my 
*Special Blend* and have used the last of my stock.  I am not sure that 
either of the current Wet Processed Sulawesi beans would be a suitable 
substitute.  I used the DP Sulawesi as a 20% ingredient along with 50% 
Guat, and 10% (each) Kenya, Yirg, and Harar.
If Tom is looking - any hints?
Anybody - any suggestions what might make the best Indonesian substitute?
Thanks,
JavaJerry
RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
There's not really such a thing as true dry processed indonesian 
coffees. Let me know if theres anywhere on the SM site that I say 
there is, because maybe I was confused at the time. True DP is to 
pick ripe cherries and lay them on a patio, bed, roof, nearby road 
(seriously, they sometimes do that in Sumatra) and dry it in the sun. 
Traditional Indonesians are a hybrid were the small producer picks 
their cherry, then runs in through a depulper to take off the skin, 
but all the fruity mucilage sticks to the seed (which is still inside 
the parchment layer). Then they dry it, or they partially dry it, and 
deliver it to a central mill, where it is fully sun dried . So you 
still have the contact with the fruit of the coffee cherry, but not 
true DP coffee. Our Enrekang lot is a very traditional, funky 
Sulawesi, while the Toarco estate lot is a wet-processed, clean and 
brighter coffee. Classic Mandheling has just come in too, and cups 
great!
Tom
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3) From: Jerry Procopio
Tom,
I went to the archives and your description of the Sulawesi Grade One 
Toraja, March 2007 arrival lists it as Dry Processed then goes on to 
state "This is a traditional Dry Process lot as defined in Indonesia as 
something between a Brazil-type dry process and a pulped coffee. It is 
not dried in the skin, but is dried with all the fruit on the parchment 
layer of the coffee, giving the same effect as a intact dried coffee 
cherry process."  I think I now better understand what this means.  This 
particular coffee worked very well in my blend.  Of the two current 
offerings, which would be the one most like last year's Toraja lot?
Thanks,
Jerry
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