Producer: 50 Small-Holders
Farm: Pandumaan Village, Collector: Kardon Nainggolan
Altitude: 4500 feet
Region: Lintong, Sumatra
Varietal: Sigararutang (Catimor)
Notes: Root Beer, Prune, Butterscotch
This coffee is brought to us by our friends at Crop to Cup. The coffee comes from the Pandumaan village in Lintong, a region just south of Sumatra’s Lake Toba, which is known for producing specialty coffee. Grown by as many as 50 small-holder farmers, this coffee is collected in Pandumann by Kardon Nainggolan. Aside from the quality, this coffee lot is special because it is grown exclusively by women farmers, most of them widows. To celebrate this fact, they have named the lot Batak Nuali. Nuali means “pretty,” and Batak refers to the tribe who lives in this area of Lintong. This is the first year this specific lot has been produced and it impressed us on the cupping table. We hope you will enjoy it.
This lightly roasted coffee features the signature Sumatran aroma of sweet pipe tobacco and cocoa, has a juicy acidity and a velvety body. When brewed it has a flavor of root beer and raisin, with a deep prune-like sweetness. There is a soft note of baking spices and butterscotch in the finish.