This is a wonderful super traceable Indonesian Sumatra top lot (which is quite rare). Brought to us direct by our buddies that produce the Red Badger, this is a stellar example of a more “spicy” Sumatra. Lintong coffees are renowned for their more black tea incense spice notes, a cool compliment to the fuller body and darker more chocolate tones Sumatra provides.
Located in the south of Toba Lake, Lintong Nihuta was one of the areas
that was first planted with coffee by the Dutch colony in 17th century.
Historically, coffee was brought to Indonesia from Ethiopia by the VOC (Dutch East India Company). The original varietal were not a fit for Lintong’s environments due to its weather, however later on through cross breeding with local varietal farmers have great success in them. Today, Lintong’s name or in the specialty industry often called Toba coffee is known in the coffee world as one of the most remarkable specialty coffee on the market.
Tasting Notes: Surprising for a Sumatra, this cup is tasty from light to dark. Very clean for a Sumatra, which generally are all about the hefty more rustic and strong dark tones; which usually takes darker roasts to see. Although most Sumatra fans will still want to go to a strong medium or dark roast, lighter roasts but can be quite interesting with delicate, sweet and decently smoother features. Light roasts themselves have a little lemony crispness, good body, a sweet edge, with hints of an earthy chocolate factor and lingering, fairly strong black tea like spice notes. Medium roasts remove the lemony crispness and provide a more neutral chocolaty base note with the lovely spicy accents. Dark roasts are real hefty, more similar to a traditional Sumatra but very rich and chocolaty with just hints of spice.
Roasting Notes: An easy to roast coffee, wet-hulled coffees are low chaff. A little two toned in its roasting but easy, just watch for the expansion to mark first crack and go from there. Recommend starting around a strong medium roast but good to try lighter for those into cool Sumatra coffees.
Producer Name : Naibaho Community Farm
GPS Coordinates* of the farm / cooperative : 2°15’13.0″N 98°44’53.6″E
Country of origin: Indonesia
REGION: Lintong Nihuta, Toba Region
ALTITUDE: 1300 – 1600 Mdpl
VARIETIES: Ateng & Bor-Bor
Processing: Giling Basah (Wet Hulled)
Number of employees: 15 employees