Flores Island, named for its stunning underwater gardens, is a small jewel of an island, with breathtaking mountain ranges soaring 7,500+ feet above sea level, fertile volcanic ash soil, and a perfect climate for growing exceptional coffee. A mere 360 miles in length, Flores is one of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands and coffee is one of the island’s primary agricultural exports. The coffee plant was first brought to Flores by Portuguese traders in the 16th century and has since been cross-bred with seeds from the island of Java to create a bean with uniquely sweet chocolate, floral, and earth notes. Shade-grown on small farms sitting 5,500+ feet above sea level, Flores coffee is sustainable and naturally grown. Roasted to a full-city shade, this rare sweet bean has delicate, earthy floral overtones and a dry, silky chocolate-hazelnut base. With good mouthfeel and low-moderate acidity, Flores coffee is a superb example of a sweet Indonesian.