Lintong Blue Batak
|Roaster Location:||Taipei City, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/227 grams|
|Review Date:||July 2016|
Blind Assessment: Immensely spicy, rich. Ripe fig, fresh-cut fir, moist tobacco, cumin, a hint of orange blossom in aroma and cup. Bright, lightly tart acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates to tobacco and dried fig in a crisply drying finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of Sumatra coffees for Coffee Review‘s July 2016 tasting report.
The Bottom Line: A deep-toned, complexly expressive Sumatra in which an unusual but inviting spice note emerges, suggesting cumin in its sweetly drying richness.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2016 tasting report: Learning from Sumatras