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Only the best Sumatra coffee… Sumatra Lintong
Sumatra is regarded as one of the most noteworthy producers of coffee in the world as the cup characteristics and profiles are truly synonymous with the region.
Where is it from?
Sumatra coffee beans origin is Indonesia. Indonesia is comprised of over 17000 individual islands, of which only 8000 are inhabited. The majority of the population live on the island of Java, as the surrounding islands are made up of very diverse ecosystems including tropical jungles and volcanoes.
Indonesia is situated on the Pacific Rim; located south of Thailand and North of Australia. Therefore, coffee growing in this area truly benefits from the climatic conditions created by being on the equator.
The coffee growing region of Lintong takes its name from its home in the district of Lintongnihuta, located in northwest Sumatra. This area lies southwest of Lake Toba, which is known for being one of the world’s deepest inland bodies of water.
The cultivation of Arabica coffee in this area is possible due to the Lintong region rising to a high plateau. This provides the necessary altitude required to grow speciality coffees.
Once grown the farmers use a very unique processing method, which results in the coffee being exceptionally full bodied with a very concentrated flavour. The traditional processing method that they use is called Giling Basah, which involves hulling the parchment off the bean at roughly 50 percent moisture content, versus the 10 to 12 percent moisture level that's common in most other regions.
Our single origin Sumatra coffee is best known for its earthy tones, with cedar and spice side notes. Sumatra Lintong differentiates itself from other Sumatran coffees, due to its clean mouthfeel and brighter acidity.
100% Arabica coffee; grown in the Lintong region of Sumatra.
We love this Indonesian coffee though a V60 filter, the process allows for the cup characteristics to really shine through.
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Love this coffee so much I have it shipped after moving away from Newcastle! Have been buying it for 15years nothing else is as good. Thank you Pumphreys!
This has become my new favourite coffee, when It arrived I I voted people round slot sit in the garden just so I could share it
I have been buying Pumphreys coffee for a couple of decades now. I have never found anything better. The Sumatra blend is my absolute favourite. Never found anything to better it. I love it so much that now I have moved away I have it shipped to me. Staff are always helpful and friendly too.
We love to try out different coffee beans from Pumphreys but this is an all time favourite. It is quite delicate to start, with a long rounded smooth flavour that builds up as you work down the cup. Like great artisan wine I reckon coffee should change taste as you work your way down the cup! It also creates a great crema from our bean to cup machine (and is not too oily, something our machine can be a bit temperamental with).