Tasting Notes: Spice, Sweet Caramel, Fig, Cooked Peach
Variety: Typica Hybrids & Catimor
Altitude: 1100-1200 masl
Proc. Method: Semi-Washed
Sumatra Lintong Triple Pick Tiger is produced by a cooperative of approximately 120 small farm holders from the village of Saran Padang, located south of Lake Toba within the Simalungun Region. The local farmlands are well suited for growing coffee (and tea) due to the wet climate, high altitude, and mineral-rich, volcanic soil covering much of the Island. Lake Toba is actually an ancient caldera formed after the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mt. Toba some 75,000 years ago.
The Sumatra Lintong Triple Pick Tiger is the highest grade of specialty coffee available from Sumatra: certified Grade 1, TP (Triple Picked), meaning it has been rigorously sorted by hand to remove any natural defects and ensure the best quality lots. Traditionally Grade 1 was the best possible grade of Sumatran coffee, however, growth within the specialty industry and requests from specialty purveyors for even cleaner cups have resulted in the adoption of “double-picked” and “triple-picked” certifications to further enhance grading.