Lintong Blue Batak

Location: Taipei City, Taiwan

Origin: Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $500/227 grams

Review Date: July 2016

Agtron: 56/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

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.


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

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