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Medium/Bold Flavor Profile
Most Sulawesi coffee, also known as Celebes coffee, is grown on small farms.
The mountainous region of Tana Toraja is the primary region for growing Sulawesi coffee beans. Another popular name used in relation to this coffee is Kalosi.
This is one of my wife’s all time favorite coffees of all that we offer. It roasts “interestingly”, often presenting beans of various shades (some called mottled) and is often roasted very dark to take this feature out.
However we beg to differ. Our finished roast appears almost as if you had roasted three or four different beans under different profiles and blended them. Very interesting indeed and we love this profile.
But beyond that, unlike it’s Sumatran peers (which are typically much bolder and smokey) Sulawesi Toraja separates itself here.
Cupping it you get aromas of dark, baked chocolate and spiciness. Yet to the taste it produces a sweeter, smooth, creamy caramel mouth feel.
For a treat I recommend it over a ice on a hot summer day! Wow!
| 12 oz. Bag $12.95 ea.
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Founders of Auburn’s iconic brand, Toomer’s Coffee Shop and now Toomer’s Coffee Roasters
Visitors to Toomer’s Coffee Company™ in Auburn are often amused to find out the founders (us) name really is Toomer. However let me clear the air: we are “kissin-cousins” only to the Auburn Toomers.
However, my great-great-great Grandfather, Benjamin Toomer and two of his brothers, arrived as founding fathers of another famous town, Hilton Head, SC in the 1700’s. I know all of this because my father, Fred Toomer, helped write a book on the Toomer family history.
Now, about Sandy & Trish Toomer
Trish and Sandy Toomer have been happily married for 36 years and have two grown children, Harrison (30) and Sarah (27). Sandy is a native of Vestavia Hills, Alabama and Trish is from Hurricane, West Virginia.
From 1990-93 we were in training at Moody Aviation (a part of Moody Bible Institute) and after graduation, joined Mission Aviation Fellowship in 1993 and served as missionaries to the South American country of Ecuador.
Sandy was a missionary pilot with MAF and flew [as a commercial pilot] nearly 3,000 hours serving missionaries and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest while Trish provided hospitality for visitors to the Shell Ecuador base. In that role as Hospitality Coordinator for MAF’s base in Shell, she provided a home away from home for hundreds of visitors and workers from churches worldwide each year and was the link and “shopper” for missionaries living in the jungle. Harrison and Sarah attended Nate Saint Memorial School in Shell.
Since that time, in addition to Trish & Sandy’s joint venture, Toomer’s Coffee Company™, Sandy also owns and operates a successful web development company, Flying Tigers Media.
In 2014 Sandy was asked to run for the Alabama State Legislature. It was a relatively close race against a 16 year incumbent and Speaker of the Alabama House however it was not his year to shine in politics. However the word is he will be back seeing politics as just another way to continue serving the people of Auburn and Alabama.
We first opened Toomer’s Coffee Company™ in downtown Opelika, a short hop from Auburn, in 2004.
However, since so many of our regular coffee-bean-buying customers were from Auburn, they kept after us to move the shop over to Auburn.
So, in August of 2005 we opened our doors in the University Village shopping center on South College Avenue, located right behind Loco’s. Since that time we have sold our retail shop interests
As of July 2013 we leave the retail side of Toomer’s Coffee Roasters to new owners to focus our entire efforts on building and growing our wholesale business regionally and nationally which includes BOTH Toomer’s Coffee Roasters™ and Coffee 4 Missions™.
Coffee 4 Missions is the same great coffee you’ve come to expect from Toomer’s Coffee Roasters with one exception. The goal of Coffee 4 Missions is for it to become a focused engine for giving to missions and ministry around the world.
We are looking to become more involved with individuals, churches and organizations who want to purchase coffee knowing that their dollars go beyond sustainability for farmers in the coffee growing countries. We, of course, applaud these efforts. We lived and worked in the third world for nearly a decade and understand our responsibility there. This is why we actually hope to go further in that area by using Direct Trade coffees more and more.
But what we are really trying to do is make sure a significant percentage of profits (beyond what is paid to farmers) from the Coffee 4 Missions can be routed directly to great causes. Our tag is “Great Coffee supporting the Great Commission”.
Take a look at the website and please pass along the link and forward it to friends, pastors, and ministry directors to get them involved.