Cowpresso Coffee Roasters Singapore
Sumatra Lintong Arabica
Region: Lintong, Aceh Tenggah, Sumatra Utara
Variety: Ateng (Typica)
Elevation: 1300m AMSL
Processing: Giling Basah (Wet-Hulled or Wet-Grinding)
Roast profile: Medium Roast
Tasting notes: Berry Jam, Raisins, Spice
Acidity: Medium acidity
Body: Medium body
Reminiscent of sweet berries on the first gulp and balanced with hints of earth at the end - we love how the butterscotch berry pudding notes are accentuated with milk and it can be enjoyed as an easy hot and cold brew in your french press.
The wet-hulling method brings out the spicy flavours, fuller body and lighter acidity compared to a dry hulling method.
Wet Hulling Method
The wet-hulling method adopted in Sumatra removes the mucilage of the coffee beans just 24+ hours after the drying process has started for the de-pulped coffee cherries. At this point, the moisture content of the bean ranges from 25-35%, where it is placed back in the sun for further drying before the moisture content reaches 12%.
In contrast, the dry hulling method dries whole coffee cherries to 12% moisture straightaway before the mucilage is removed.
Aek Nauli is a small village in the Humbang Hasudutan, located at the southern part of Lake Toba in North Sumatra. The Lintong region grows some of the most prized Arabica beans.
Housing a total of 500 coffee farmers, the people from the Batak Tribe grow coffee plants on 4 km² of fertile land that produces a limited supply of 200-300 tonnes of coffee every year.
These growers hand pick the coffee cherries, put them through Giling Basah, a method that was developed out of a practical need to dry the beans quickly in a tropical, humid environment. Today, the beans are processed this way for the unique tastes the process brings out compared to a typical dry-hulling method.
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