Sweet with a medium body, low acidity and complex aroma retaining notes of dark chocolate and fresh earth.
Indonesia Sumatra White Aceh
£6.00 – £15.00
Sumatran coffees have one of the most striking and recognizable profiles in the coffee world: earthy, full bodied, and packed with cedar and spice. Lintong describes coffees grown in a relatively small region just southwest of Lake Toba, one of the world’s deepest inland bodies of water, in the kecamatan or district of Lintongnihuta. 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.
The beans are processed by a method specific to Indonesia, Giling Basah meaning ”wet hulled”. This gives the coffee a great body garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish and creates a signature flavour profile (low acidity and a richness that lingers on the back of the palate). The process involves hulling the parchment off the bean at about 50% moisture content, whereas most of other processes hull coffee at around 10-12% moisture content.
- Estate: Lake Toba
- Variety: Ateng, Bergendal
- Certification: Conventional
- Processing: Giling Basah (wet-hulled), sundried
- Tasting notes: Medium bodied, clean tasting, bright coffee with notes of dark chocolate and fresh earth.
Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Stovetop, Whole beans