Sumatra Lintong Madam Popa 2010

Summary

Bean name Sumatra Lintong Madam Popa 2010
Country Indonesia
Region Lintong, Ni Huta
Other info Co-operative

Description

This coffee is grown in Lintong, Ni Huta at around 1500 metres above sea level. It is produced by 500 smallholders, who each own less than 1 hectar of land on average.

The best way for these smallholders is to work together to become a stronger group and this is what they have done. In order to work together it is important to find a leader, and that person is Madam Popa, who is one of the largest prodcers in the co-op at 3 hectors, which is still tiny in real terms. Madam Popa helps members of the co-op by financing credit terms, providing a voice within the group and helping them generally to work together, thus making them more organised. Because we like this kind of innovation and social support, we decided to name the coffee after Madam Popa. It's not all from her farm, but every bit has her personality running through it. We believe that the cup would not be as good as it is without her work. It's also a nice name for a co-op :)

The coffee is from the Rasuna varietal which is very common in the area. Very common because it grows well in the soil and weather conditions, and is hardy to the long dry spells Indonesia experiences. It's a naturally processed coffee.

In the cup expect the huge body that a great Sumatran possesses, followed by an amazing pepper mixed with dark bitter chocolate that lingers for a long time, but with a hint of cider on the back that just doesn't go away.

Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 5/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 87

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