The Art of Making Coffee: Excelso’s Excellence
By N. Mark Castro
Here’s the story:
Over 100 years ago, the Dutch discovered one of the best locations to establish coffee plantations in Indonesia. They found this magical place in Rante Karua Mountain, Tana Toraja South Sulawesi, which was above sea level and produced extremely fine coffee bean called Celebes coffee or Toraja coffee.
When the Dutch, Kapal Api Global group searched for the place and now owns over 1600 hectares of the place, becoming Indonesia’s biggest privately-held coffee producer and manufacturer.
Following traditional method of cultivation, growing, hand picking and sun drying, they continue to produce premium coffee and exports it to the world, including the infamous Kopi Luwak and Kalosi Toraja coffee, which is a smooth and buttery elegant coffee.
Currently, their cafes across Indonesia provide an oasis amidst the growing urban lifestyle: good meals, great coffee, and even greater service.
And to have a better understanding, Excelso doesn’t serve you coffee … It shows you tradition, the way a tea ceremony is done by the Buddhists.
And get to enjoy each of their unique interior designs.