Boru Batak

Concord Grape, Nutmeg, Cedar

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This deeply sweet and spiced Sumatran offering greets you with aromas of caramel, raisin, and candied almond. Nutmeg and Concord grape notes accompany a buttery body with molasses sweetness and rhubarb-like acidity. The aftertaste has everything we love in a Sumatran coffee: walnut, nutmeg, and cedar, with a hint of Concord grape carrying through.


Producer: Various smallholders
Farm: Town of Lintong Nihuta
Region: Lintong Nihuta, North Sumatra
Altitude: 3,280-4,593 feet
Varietal: Ateng, Jember, Garundang
Process: Wet-Hulled
Roast: Light-Medium
Notes: Concord Grape, Nutmeg, Cedar

The Story

From the importer, Hacienda La Minita:

"The flow of coffee is very unique in Sumatra as compared to other origins and in the region where we produce this coffee, women are the backbone of the coffee business and make all of the quality and buying decisions. Boru means the link to the maternal line of the family and we thought that we should pay homage to them with naming this coffee Boru Batak.

"This coffee comes from the growing region of Lintong Nihuta in Northern Sumatra near the shores of Lake Toba. It is a completely sun-dried and triple-picked Supergrade type coffee and we are only able to produce about 200 bags total annually. It is exceptionally clean with a massive syrupy body, fresh acidity, and flavors of cedar, leather, and a distinct essence of butterscotch." 

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