Sumata, Mutu Batak
Big body, dark chocolate, smoke, and a hint of lavender
The Sumatra Lintong Mutu Batak comes from select producers surrounding the town of Lintongnihuta in the Provinsi Sumatera Utara (Northern Sumatra Province). This specific area is located on the southern shores of Lake Toba, which is the largest volcanic lake in the world. The soil around the southern part of the lake is volcanic which leads to exceptional terrain for growing coffee. The town of Lintong Nihuta sits on a plateau that ranges from 1000 meters with a few farms to around 1300 meters.
The producers of this coffee are small farmers who have been recognized by Jackal Coffees to produce exceptional raw material. These selected farmers run small two to four-hectare plantations, each hectare consisting of approximately 1,000 coffee trees. The farmers grow, harvest, and de-pulp the coffee on the farm. After de-pulping, they store the coffee overnight, allowing it to ferment, and the coffee is washed the following morning. After washing, the farmers will briefly dry the coffee, removing the moisture from the exterior of the parchment. The coffee is then delivered to the production facility.