Sumatra Mutu Batak
Mutu Batak

 




 

REGION: Lintong
VARIETAL: Ateng, Jember and Garundang
FARM: Lintongnihuta (shores of Lake Toba)
ALTITUDE: 1000-1300 M
FARMER: Various
ROAST: Medium
NOTES: 94 points from Coffee Review, Wet-Hulled Process

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Description
 

94 points from Coffee Review -

Complex, sweetly rich. Pungent grapefruit, sweet violet, almond brittle, pipe tobacco, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and cup. Juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. The crisply rich, long finish retains a pretty combination of violet and tobacco tones.


The Sumatra Lintong Mutu Batak comes from selected producers surrounding the town of Lintongnihuta in the Provinsi Sumatera Utara (Northern Sumatra Province). This specific area is located on the southern shores of Lake Toba, which is the largest volcanic lake in the world. The soil around the southern part of the lake is volcanic which leads to exceptional terrain for growing coffee. The town of Lintong Nihuta sits on a plateau that ranges from 1000 meters with a few farms to around 1300 meters.

The producers of this coffee are small farmers who have been recognized by our staff to produce exceptional raw material. These selected farmers run small two to four hectare plantations with each hectare consists of approximately 1,000 coffee trees. The farmer grows, harvests, and de-pulps the coffee on the farm. After de-pulping he stores the coffee overnight, allowing it to ferment and washes the following day. After washing the farmer will briefly dry the coffee to remove the moisture from the exterior of the parchment and delivers the coffee to the production facility.

After the coffee is dried to 12 to 13% moisture content in the greenhouses, the coffee will be delivered to the warehouse in Medan. It is inspected and graded again upon arrival to ensure no errors were made during processing. The coffee is then warehoused for 2 months. Then it goes through the final grading, hand sorted, bagged and ready for export.


Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

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Just as described ... January 9, 2017
Reviewer: Gerald Geary from Flower Mound, TX United States  
I generally do not enjoy Sumatra as it is generally too heavy and lifeless - BUT Klatch did an EXCELLENT job of bringing this coffee to market and roasting. The coffee is as described in the summary. I enjoy my coffee in a not-too-heavy style - typically, it is 16.8 g of water to 1g of bean and then I vary to the bean - I found that 16.8:1 recipe is perfect for me in this Sumatra - not heavy or too light - any lighter and you lose too much flavor (tried it). Hope this helps.

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Great service September 21, 2016
Reviewer: Gary Rose from Mequon, WI United States  
Pleasure to do business with, unfortunately the flavor of the coffee is not what I like.

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Another Great Bag August 31, 2016
Reviewer: Anthony DiStefano from Phoenix, AZ United States  
If you like the Sumatran flavor profile, this should work well for you. Sufficiently earthy and smooth, this coffee has become my current favorite. Klatch is also very good at getting it to me quickly.

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Awesome! August 26, 2016
Reviewer: Denis Martin from Morris, CT United States  
This is without a doubt the most delicious coffee I have ever tasted. It is not only uniquely different, but wholly as described in the tasting notes. Every nuance comes through this juicy cup!
Denis in Litchfield , Ct

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Very good, but not exceptional July 16, 2016
Reviewer: Gary Lundy from Sherman Oaks, CA United States  
I enjoy this coffee quite a bit, but it seems to be missing that last bit of flavor nuance that would throw it in the exceptional category.  I guess maybe what I'm saying is that it doesn't feel distinct enough, a very good coffee that resembles many other very good coffees I've had.

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