Sumatra Lingtong Takengon 2007-2008


Bean name Sumatra Lingtong Takengon 2007-2008
Country Indonesia
Region Takengon
Other info Aceh Province


This coffee is from the Aceh region of sumatra. Provenience in this part of the world is very difficult, so we cupped as many lots from the Lintong and Mandheling as I could before selecting this one. For our endeavors we got a cleaner, more balanced and consistent cup, much better than you will find others offerings.

The islands of Indonesia produce vast quantities of commodity grade Robusta coffees but are also famed for some of the finest, most unique speciality Arabicas such as Lintong, Mandheling, Kalosi, Bali and Flores.

Lintong and Mandheling coffees are produced in west-central Sumatra at altitudes of 2,500 to 5,000 feet. It is made from a selection of the best pulped, sun-dried cherries cultivated by small farmers that range in size from 1 to 2.5 hectares.

I've struggled in the past to tell major differences between Lintong, Mandheling, as do many of my colleges in the industry. We just go for the very best coffee that's on the table looking for the very best Sumatra.

In this one you can expect very low acidity, syrup-like heaviness to the body with a concentrated and complex flavour with earthiness and mushrooms that make this coffee unique. In the aftertaste you will get a wicked hit of chili pepper spice, with cracked black pepper and hints of black tobacco.

Cupping notes

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

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