This is one of the high-end fancy Sumatrans which used to be very uncommon but in recent years are becoming more accessible and finding a bigger market. This lot is of highest quality and was sorted three times (Triple Picked Sumatrans are generally less earthy) and it is specifically grown in just the middle of the island near the town of Lintong, which has become a marketing name for the coffees grown in this area. It holds organic and rain forest alliance certifications.
We found this one to be really interesting, complex, good quality, really nice Sumatra that stood out from the others. Take it dark like any other Sumatra and you get that full bodied, smoky, satisfying coffee.
We take it 30 seconds into the rolling second cracks for a clean full bodied dark Sumatran mug. Hardly earthy at all, a nice oak barrel flavor, good sweetness, no bitterness, nice lingering flavor, really satisfying.
Sumatra coffee is inherently one of the easiest to roast. You're not likely to mess up this roast. Get it at least to 2nd cracks, but it is very forgiving and has so much body that you get a decent mug even if you mess up your roast.
US Arrival October 2019