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Sumatra Lintong Batak Nauli

Indonesia

$16.00 per 250g

Nougat on the nose, brown sugar and chocolate, Sumatran Superb!

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Behind the bean:
This coffee as its name suggests, comes from the Lintong growing region of the North Sumatra Province of Indonesia.  The Lington region is located in the South of Lake Toba in Sumatra.   In the middle of the 1800s, the Dutch were to first to bring in and cultivate coffee in the area.  “Batak” refers to the collective of people who live around Lake Toba. These people have small farms which are located on the hills at high altitude where the soil is rich and the rainfall plentiful.  “Nauli” means “pretty.” This coffee you are drinking today was grown by a group of 51 smallholders, all of whom are women, including their leader, Kotor.  


Wet Hulling Process method: 
traditionally Sumatran coffee growers pick their coffee cherries by hand, removing the skins immediately and partially drying the beans in greenhouses located on cement. This drying process continues until the humidity is about 40-50%, whereby the coffee beans are collected and sold at the local  market to a coffee processor. After selling, the parchment is then stripped to dry the coffee beans further. This wet hulling method is called “Gilling Basah”. It is a unique method used in the production of Sumatran coffees. As a result of this milling process, the Sumatran coffees have a trademark flavour profile, which is very full body with a concentrated flavour, garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish. This unique process results in Sumatra’s trademark flavour profile, which is low acidity, richness that lingers on the back of the palate and a chocolate finish. It also gives the green beans their signature colour, which is a beautiful dark opal-green coffee with little silverskin.