Sumatra Lintong Aek Nauli

The flavors vacillate between complex sugars like brown rice syrup and caramel sauce, and fruited notes like muscat grape, rhubarb, and citrus. Flavors shift a bit as the cup cools, opening up to a much more in the way of juicy fruits as well as modest acidity. There is a tarragon note too, and these rustic elements are kept well in balance. The finish has lots of citrus zest and cacao nibs, with a pleasantly bittering effect in the long aftertaste. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Giling Basah
  • Cultivar Typica Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Indonesia & SE Asia
Processing Wet Hulled (Giling Basah)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Feb 3 2014
Lot size 59bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bergendal, Djember
Grade 1
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to FC+. I'd start out in the Full City range and taylor the roast to your liking from there.
Weight 1
his coffee from the village of Aek Nauli is Lintong coffee at it's best. Within the Lintong Nihota area, Aek Nauli lies due west of Dolok Sanggul, another region we buy coffee from regularly. It's just about 5km down the road, so very close, and you can see the Onan Ganjang highlands in the distance. Much of this area's Landscape is defined by Lake Toba, the largest volcanic crater lake in the world. It's gigantic, and the coffees from around this area can be truly unique. 'Aek Nauli' translates to 'village with 1,000 ponds' - ironically it's difficult to find much water in the surrounding area, but there is a small river in Aek Nauli. The people of Aek Nauli rely on rain water for much of their daily water consumption, and this is used for agriculture as well. We work with a mill who buys directly from the farmers, many in the surrounding highlands, keeping lots separated and intact. This is one reason for the top quality of this coffee, the other being meticulous and repetitive sorting during milling - much more so than most Grade 1 Mandhelings.
This lot from Aek Nauli is Lintong coffee at it's best. Even with the rustic elements you might expect from Lintong coffee, there's a relative cleanliness that follows through from dry fragrance to the cup. The dry grounds have a sweet smell of toasted marshmallow, dried cocoanut and red raspberry, as well as an earthy smell of grain sweeteners like brown rice syrup. The sweetness found in the wet aroma is pretty incredible - an intense scent of maple bar frosting along with a raspberry sauce smell comes up in the steam. Breaking the crust reveals notes of dried apple chips and sorghum syrup. This coffee cups nicely, with lots of up-front sweetness. The flavors vacillate between complex sugars like brown rice syrup and caramel sauce, and fruited notes like muscat grape, rhubarb, and citrus. Flavors shift a bit as the cup cools, opening up to a much more in the way of juicy fruits as well as modest acidity. There is a tarragon note too, and these rustic elements are kept well in balance. The finish has lots of citrus zest and cacao nibs, with a pleasantly bittering effect in the long aftertaste.