Indonesia – Atu Lintang Organic (Refill)

£6.20£25.10

TASTING NOTES

Plum | Tamarind | Brown sugar | Dark chocolate | Full bodied finish

Clear

  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    What's your grind?

    Coarse grind, Fine grind, Whole bean

    Refill size

    250g, 500g, 1kg

  • Meet the farmer

    Meet the farmer

    In the regency of Aceh at northern end of the Island of Sumatra is the district of Atu Lintang at altitudes of 1300 -1500 masl.

    This is a farmer group who have supplied Falcon Speciality first time this year. The group is made up of 600 farmers in the Atu Lintang district who contribute to this lot. As well as growing coffee, the farmers also grow vegetables and fruits to eat or sell at local markets. Usually there are two harvests a year with coffee being picked in the main harvest from October – December and then again from March – May as part of the fly crop.

    The farmers pick the cherry which is then collected and taken to a local central processing unit that initially was used for washed coffees. Unusually for Sumatra, the coffee is not processed by lots of small producers and then collected, but processed as one which giving this coffee good uniformity and clarity compared to other coffees from this region.

    The coffee is depulped and and graded, then left to ferment overnight in tanks of water for approximately 12 hours. After this the coffee is laid out on a patio in the sun for a day until  the moisture content reaches 40% moisture content. Next it undergoes wet hulling and removal of the parchment which is said to give the deep blue/green colour of the coffee and squashed bean appearance. The coffee is then liaid out to dry for a further 4-5 days, until the moisture content is around 13%.

    The coffee is then rested before being put through gravity tables and hand picked and packed ready for export from the town of Takengon in Aceh.