TRUE BLUE - INDONESIA SUMATRA MANDHELING LINTONG -
[Production Area] Lintong Niftah District, Doroksangul City, on the southern shore of Lake Toba in northern Sumatra.
[Refining] Sumatra style (wet-hull, sun-dried)
[Variety]Sigalartan, Jambar, Onangganjang, etc.
[Harvest]October to December, March to April
[CUP]Grapefruit, Herb, Straw
The Lintong district in the south of Lake Toba in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The area is famous for producing high quality Sumatran Mandelins.
The three areas of the Lintong district, Onangganjang, Lintong Nifta and Dolok Sanggul, are of particularly high quality, but are also difficult to obtain due to the unique local market.
However, due to the special local market in this area, it is also very difficult to obtain.
In Indonesia, the special Sumatran (Gilling Basah) refining process is famous for its unique appearance and cup quality, especially in the Lintong area where there are few cooperatives and no distribution.
There are few cooperatives, especially in the Rintong area, and the distribution market is complex. The ripe beans are harvested by smallholder farmers and then dry-fermented at each farm.
The ripe beans are harvested by smallholder farmers and dry-fermented at each farm, where the parchment is first dried after the mucilage has been removed.
The parchment is then first dried. This parchment is called GABAH (moisture content of about 30-40%). Farmers take this GABAH to the weekly market in their area.
GABAH is then bought by collectors. This is done in the form of parchment, which has a very high moisture content.
The quality of the produce is difficult to judge from the outside, as it is traded in a state of very high moisture parchment, and the quality perception, trust and relationship of each farmer during the year is very important.
This makes it difficult to buy from outside. This is the main reason why it is difficult to buy from outside. In addition, the collectors we buy from thresh the grain themselves, do the secondary
(this is called LABU), and then ASALAN, which is a green bean with a moisture content of 13-15%, to specific gravity, screen and hand sort.
The beans are then sorted by specific gravity, screen and hand sort. We also work separately for each lot, so that we can check the ASALAN status ourselves and understand the quality of each farmer.
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It is a rare specialty coffee with a herbaceous acidity, a mild body and a clean aftertaste.