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Arabica Variety: Tim-Tim

Growing Altitude: 1.300 – 1.800 m

Crop: June-July 2017

Process: Natural, Dry-hulled

Roast Level: Medium

Cup Characteristic: medium body and acidity but retain notes of dark chocolate and fresh earth with a sirupy mouthfeel. The coffee’s taste recalls sage, tobacco, cedar and herbs.

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In North Sumatra, a road snakes around lush forest, beautiful waterfalls and striking volcanoes to arrive in a land that grows a strong coffee with enchanting flavor. Lintong Nihuta lies southwest of Lake Toba, one of the world’s deepest inland bodies of water. The land in this region rises to a high plateau, providing the altitude necessary for Arabica cultivation.

Lintong properly describes only coffees grown in a relatively small region just southwest of Lake Toba in the district of Lintong Nihuta. Small plots of coffee are scattered over a high, undulating plateau of fern-covered clay. The coffee is grown without shade, but also without chemicals of any kind, and almost entirely by small holders. Each of the small farmers produces coffee on less than a hectare of land. They may bring some of their coffee to sell at the weekly market in Lintong, but companies also go directly to the farmers to purchase most of it at a better price. Because of its dark bluish color, the coffee is also well known as “Blue Batak” (Batak is the ethnic group that inhabits the region).

Notes of chocolate are evident in the finish. High-quality Lintongs differentiate themselves from other Sumatran coffees in their clean mouthfeel and slightly brighter acidity. In contrast with Mandailings, Lintong has a medium body but retain notes of dark chocolate and fresh earth. The coffee’s taste recalls sage, tobacco, cedar and herbs, but these earthy flavors are balanced by chocolate tones. It is a fairly robust cup with a low to medium level of acidity and a syrupy mouthfeel.

 

Roasted beans

50 gr

250 gr

1 kg

2.70 €

8.60 €

32.00 €

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