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A Little Cup of Knowledge: Coffee of the Week

Komodo Dragon in IndonesiaWeek 6 : Komodo Dragon

With a name like that, one wonders what kind of coffee this is, and also where does it come from? I was also very curious, as to what it would taste. So, with my inquiring and giving personality, I sacrificed myself for everyone ! ; ) 

First, after reading about the Komodo Dragon and its habitat, it was easy to see why, it would be a perfect place to grow great coffee crops. The Island of Flores, is in Indonesia and was discovered by Portuguese explorers in the early 15th century. In Portuguese, it means Island of Flowers. The Ngada district is where most of the coffee is grown. It is located on the slopes of the Inerie Volcano. Because of the volcanic ashes in the soil, it is ideal for organic coffee production. It is well known around the world for its chocolate, floral and woody flavor. 

Needless to say, after reading about its popularity and great flavor, I had to try it. I enjoy my morning coffee before my breakfast, and I must say that it was a wonderful experience. I could picture myself walking on this gorgeous island, and enjoying the perfume of the all the beautiful flowers. I was equally hoping, in my daydream, not to come across any Komodo dragons! Of course, I had to share a cup with a friend, and while we were having a great discussion, she stopped and asked me what kind of coffee this was. She loved its richness, aroma, and of course delectable flavor. Quickly after I told her, our discussion turned into how we should try to go visit, this amazing part of the world. Apparently, we had a lot more to discuss, and that required another cup. Thank you, Komodo Dragon, for participating in our delightful morning chat!



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