Malt, Caramel, Cocoa

Sumatra Toba Batak Peaberry

12.0 oz

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Cupping Notes

This peaberry can take light roasts as well as dark. Many commercial roasters use color and surface texture as indicators of the roast level and tend to go dark on Sumatras in general because of this. The peaberry has a different roast dynamic and seems to be a more dense bean that the flats. (Sumatra is known as a fairly "soft" bean, overall). The dry fragrance of this coffee has a strong raw honey sweetness in lighter roasts, as well as chocolate, aromatic wood, and herbal notes. There are sweet sarsaparilla and root beer scents in the wet aroma, caramel and butterscotch, darker malty scents, and pungent spice. My lightest roast was a bit too light (City, just through first crack and stopped) and it has a tomato stem smell - so make sure you allow the roast to progress a bit beyond City (unless you love tomato in your coffee). At City+ the strong, rustic sweetness reminds me of chicory root, molasses, and sarsaparilla, laced with clove and cinnamon. There is dark dried fruit, plum, and a bit of rindy grapefruit in the lighter roast brightness. It's definitely a bit brighter than other Lintong coffees. The body is lighter than other lintong coffees but still quite syrupy and substantial. There's a dark malty note, as well as caramelized sugars and cocoa with a rustic overlay. The long finish has a nice cinnamon-laced black tea note that I find very pleasing, and hints of aromatic cedar and cinnamon bark, come through.

Roast Recommendation

Full City with Enhanced Candies Profile





Grade & Appearance

.6 d/300gr, 16+ PB screen