At the very top of Sumatra, you'll find Atu Lintang. Coffees grown here are usually processed by the individual farmer, but these are taken to a central processing plant. This leads to a much more uniform quality and taste in this coffee.
If you've ever wondered why Sumatran coffees are so unmistakably bold, it's due to the Giling Basah process. Keeping a little extra moisture in the green coffee results in a knockout aroma, and spice, earthiness, and complexity in the cup.
We've always turned to a Sumatran coffee when we're after something that will really pack a punch. You'll also find it in our Granary Blend, but on its own, it's a real force to be reckoned with!
|ALTITUDE||1,300 - 1,500masl|
|LOCATION||Atu Lintang District, Aceh|
|OWNERS||Various Smallholder Farmers|
|NOTES||Dark Chocolate, Sweet Tobacco, Spice|
Notes from the team:
Indonesia will always have a soft spot in our hearts. Our journey started by meeting coffee farmers in Sumatra, before we'd even laid hands on a roaster for the first time!⠀
Many Sumatran coffees (including this one) go through a process called Giling Basah, which gives them a real depth of character. In this case, there are prominent spicy notes, with a vibrant hit of blackcurrant that we pick up on from time to time. Opening a tub of Atu Lintang in the roastery is like opening a bottle of Ribena!