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Ulos Batak Sumatra

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Coffee Story

This coffee hails from the Lintong and Dolok Sanggul areas near the south-eastern end of the famous Lake Toba. The cooperative has well established relationships with the local farmers and takes pride in sourcing the finest coffees, while remaining committed to social and environmental sustainability.

Female Empowerment: In batak culture, women are in charge. Women take care of the farms, harvest the cherries, process and then bring the produce to the market. The collectors at the market, called 'Pajuar' are also women. Men are involved in the hulling and drying activities. This is truly a socially responsible handcrafted coffee that affords empowerment to women.

Coffee Review

96 pts      Aroma: 9     Acidity:9   Body: 9     Flavor: 10     Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment: Intensely rich, deeply sweet, complex. Chocolate fudge, lavender, grapefruit zest, moist perique-style tobacco, coconut-covered date in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly savory in structure with lively acidity; buoyant, syrupy mouthfeel. The flavor-laden finish offers chocolate-toned spicy florals in the short resolving to rich date notes with undertones of perique tobacco in the long.

Bottom Line: An intricately layered, superb Sumatra cup saturated with chocolate, spicy floral and sweet fruit notes, with gentle intimations of rich perique tobacco.

Review by Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review, December 2017. Review at Coffee Review.

Ulos Batak Sumatra

Aroma and Flavor notes: 
Lavender. Date. Fudge. Sweet Tobacco.
Refined. Elegant Tartness.
Syrupy & Rich
Roast Level (Agtron): 
Lintong, Dolok Sanggul
Klasik Beans Cooperative
Ateng. Bergendal. Jember. Typica
Growing elevation: 
1440-1550 Meters
Wet Hulled
A JBC Female-Forward coffee

Weight: 12 oz