Sagebrush Coffee

Sumatra Mutu Batak Lot 002

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Mutu Batak Changes: 


Last year we offered this coffee and roasted it medium. We just received a new lot and I think the darker roast fits it better.  So, if you've ordered it in the past, expect this one to be a little bit more rich and chocolatey than in the past.  The darker roast takes some of the tea like flavor out of it and I'm enjoying it more that way. 


Tasting Notes: 


Lake Toba Sumatrans are usually my favorite.  It has the typical Sumatran earthiness from that volcanic soil that comes from the region.  I love the sweet dried apricot notes blended with the dark chocolate flavor of this bean.  As is my typical practice with Sumatran, these are roasted as dark as anything we sell.  For those of you that know more about the roasting process, I still never hit the 2nd crack, but I get pretty darn close.  The 2nd crack of the roasting process adds a bitter unwanted burnt taste to the bean.  That is avoided at all costs, but this bean needs a dark roast to get the perfect chocolateyness, so I get as close as I can to that crack without hitting it.  That process really makes the best Sumatran coffee I've been able to find. 


Highlights:


Roast Level: Full City Plus (Dark)
Processing: Wet-Hulled (Semi-washed)
Region: Lintongnihuta
Flavor Notes: Dried Apricots, Dark Chocolate, Almonds
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Multiple Smallholder Farms
Altitude: 1000 - 1400m
Varietal: Ateng, Jember, Garundang

 

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