ROASTER: Sandra Elisa Loofbourow
RELEASE: Java Mountain Women's Cooperative
REGION: Ciwidey, West Java, Indonesia
ALTITUDE: 1500 - 1650 MASL
PROCESS: Fully washed & sun dried
SOURCED: Royal Coffee
CUPPING NOTES: Vanilla, light florals, whiskey, cedar, and chocolate
BAG SIZE: 12oz
Sandra Elisa Loofbourow
We’ve been stuck on the idea of ‘capturing’ the essence of Sandra—or Sandi as she’s known by her mom—because there doesn’t seem to be a way to capture her. Not fully. Not through one medium. When we asked Sandra to describe herself, she pointed to different music videos and songs, like one she describes as ‘herself as a kid,’ or one she points to illustrating her love of tango, which she’s been dancing since she was 14.
What is matchbook coffee project?
The Matchbook Coffee Project pushes the creative bounds of roasters to produce exciting and highly personal coffees. Our intention is to spotlight roasters by allowing them free reign over a coffee—not just through how the coffee roasted, but how the coffee is presented. Roasters will design logos, pick their own merchandise, and have complete say over how they want to communicate their coffee with their audience. Roasting is a highly technical and skilled profession, and through this project we hope to showcase both the unique abilities and tenacious determination each roaster has shown their craft.