|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing region, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2015|
Blind Assessment: Deeply complex, resonant. Lavender-like flowers, perique-like fermented tobacco, white truffle, pink grapefruit, and supporting it all a fudgy chocolate. Richly balanced acidity, lightly syrupy and lively mouthfeel. Chocolate, tobacco and flowers all carry with impressive continuity into a long finish.
Notes: 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. Ulos Batak is the name applied by the cooperative exporter Klasik Beans to a premium grade of its small-producer wet-hulled coffee from the Lintong region south of Lake Toba. Lintong is one of the longest-established growing regions in Sumatra and probably the most admired. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.