|Roaster Location:||Topeka, Kansas|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||July 2016|
Blind Assessment: Rich, sweet-savory. Roasted cacao nib, lime blossom, mango, hazelnut, a hint of coconut in aroma and cup. Roundly brisk, tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The crisply resonant finish is more savory than sweet, redolent of lime zest with a continued hint of coconut.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers from the Sigararutang (Catimor) and Typica varieties of Arabica in Pandumaan Village. Coffees from the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are valued for their complex earth and fruit notes that appear to result largely from unorthodox fruit removal and drying practices called “wet-hulling.” This is a particularly refined example of the type, produced in the Lintong region south of Lake Toba, one of the oldest and arguably the most admired of Sumatra growing regions. This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of Sumatra coffees for Coffee Review‘s July 2016 tasting report. Roasted at PT’s Coffee, where the motto is “without the love, it’s just coffee.” Visit www.ptscoffee.com or call 888-678-5282 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A coconut-toned, citrusy coffee with a savory character complicated by mango and chocolate suggestions.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2016 tasting report: Learning from Sumatras