Indonesia Sumatra: Tano BatakBorealis Coffee Company
Sumatra is famous for their earthy, big-bodied coffees that can stand up to being roasted nice and dark. We push this one as dark as we can before the roast overpowers the origin characteristics. This new coffee was separated at origin as a stand out from the other coffees produced in the region. It maintains the big earthy tones, notes of pipe tobacco, and a heavy body that we've had in our previous Sumatrans.
From the Importer:
Tano Batak coffee has a 16 and up screen size and comes from the Lintong and Dolok Sanggul regions near South Lake Toba in Sumatra. At 1,400 to 1,550 masl, this region has the highest coffee growing altitudes in North Sumatra. Olam Specialty Coffee works with six collectors that buy coffee directly from small farmers and in weekly village markets. The collectors wet hull the coffee at 28-32% moisture and then dry it in green houses. Once around 11-12% moisture, they run the coffee over densametric tables before sending it to Olam in Medan for hand sorting. Given the exceptional quality of these coffees, we process each lot separately as microlots. This particular lot came from Nihuta, Lintong.
-Olam Specialty Coffee